BPOC 101 Entrance Exam
October 6, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- General, Peace Officers
Capital Area Council of Governments - Mesquite Conference Room
Venue Phone: 512-916-6000
Venue Website: https://www.capcog.org/Venue Address:
Enter the Mesquite Room by entering building 310 through the CAPCOG training entrance. This entrance is located under the metal awning near the main parking lot.
Event Phone: 5129166160
Register to become a cadet in the CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s **101st** Basic Peace Officer Academy!! A brand new Career in Law Enforcement starts right here!
The anticipated start date for the upcoming BPOC #101 is tentatively December 11, 2023 which will be held at a Hays County location near Kyle or San Marcos (TBD). (Enrolling cadets will be notified promptly if the start date is adjusted). This class will graduate approximately at the end of Sept. 2024 or 10 months from start date.
BPOC 101 is a 10 month, part-time, night Academy. This Academy runs from 6 pm – 11 pm, Monday through Thursdays and Saturdays 7 am – 5 pm. Hours can vary slightly depending on class schedule.
Prospective BPOC candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 101. (Law enforcement agency-sponsored cadets are exempt from taking the exam).
The timed Entrance exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.
BPOCs are designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a certified Texas peace officer and to prepare students to take the state’s Peace Officer Licensing Exam.
BPOC topics are taught by TCOLE certified peace officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic classroom setting and others such as defensive tactics, firearms and driving are taught as hands-on practical lessons. Cadets will also participate in physical fitness training for overall health.