Law Enforcement Technology
The LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY program at South Plains College is specifically designed to prepare the student to begin a career with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This educational program develops the skills needed to begin and progress through a career in law enforcement. Students seeking a career that requires a baccalaureate degree should refer to the Criminal Justice program. A student who completed this curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Upon completion of all degree requirements, qualified students receive academic endorsement of eligibility to sit for the state licensure exam to be a Texas Peace Officer.
The program also awards an Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses.
Texas commissioned peace officers may receive credit for the Peace Officer series and related courses (CJLE 1135, CJLE 1136, CJLE 1137, CJLE 1138, CJLE 1506, CJLE 1512, CJLE 1518, CJLE 1524, and CJLE 1329) upon completion of all other degree requirements.
Tuition Exemption for Peace Officers
This program may provide an exemption from some tuition and laboratory fees to eligible persons employed as a Peace Officer by the state of Texas or by a political subdivision of Texas.
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