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  • BPOC 101 Entrance Exam
     February 16, 2024
     9:00 am - 11:30 am

Capital Area Council of Governments - Mesquite Conference Room

Venue Phone: 512-916-6000

Venue Website:

Venue Address:
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, CAPCOG Training Center, Austin, Texas, 78744, United States


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 scheduled for April 1, 2024, which will be held at CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy. (Enrolling cadets will be notified promptly if the start date is adjusted). This class will graduate approximately 7 months from start date.

BPOC 101 is a 7-month, full time day Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 am- 5 pm, Monday through Thursdays.  Hours can vary slightly depending on class schedule. Some class instructions will be off site.

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.

All required forms, tuition and uniform costs are due on March 7, 2024. Only money orders or cashier’s checks are accepted as payment. There will be no refunds after the first day of class!

Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. and wait outside suite 165.

For Questions

Please contact Nancy Scholl at [email protected] – CAPCOG regional law enforcement office academy coordinator 

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