Enrollment Standards and Training Credit for the Texas Basic Peace Officer Sequence Program, rule 215.15, prior to registering for CJLE 2522, Texas Peace Officer Skills,
students mMUST have their TCIC-NCIC background check on file before being cleared to register for this class.
when calling 223-5193 to be unblocked for registration.
Please leave your name, student id number or ssn,and a telephone number,
(which will only be used if there are any problems).
Enrollment Standards and Training Credit and
Minimum Standards for Initial Licensure for the
Austin Community College
Texas Basic Peace Officer Sequence Program
are rules set forth by the Texas Commission
on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) that must be
complied with before enrolling in any ACC Basic Peace Officer Sequence
Certificate courses (CJLE 2420, 2421, and 2522). Effective immediately we will no longer unblock any
students to register for these sequence classes without having all proper
documentation on file. It is the responsibility of the student to read and
understand the rules set forth by the commission before enrolling in any ACC
Basic Peace Officer Sequence Certificate courses (CJLE 2420, 2421, and 2522).
You may view the complete rules on the TCLEOSE website: http://www.tcleose.state.tx.us/Commission_Rules/Comm%20Rules.htm
Enrollment Standards and Training Credit.
(a) In order for an individual to enroll in any basic licensing course
which provides instruction in defensive tactics, arrest procedures,
firearms, or use of a motor vehicle for law enforcement purposes,
the academy must have on file:
1. written documentation that the person is currently licensed by the commission; or
2. if the person is not licensed by the commission , documentation that the individual has been subjected to a search of local, state and national records to disclose any criminal record;
217.1. Minimum Standards for Initial Licensure.
(a) The commission shall issue a peace officer, jailer, temporary jailer, or public security officer license to an applicant who meets the following standards:
1. minimum educational requirements:
(A) has passed a general educational development (GED) test
indicating high school graduation level;
(B) is a high school graduate; or
(C) has 12 semester hours credit from an accredited college
2. or peace officers and armed public security officers, is 21 years
of age, or 18 years of age if the applicant has received an
associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an
accredited college or university or has received an honorable
discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at
least two years of active service; for jailers is 18 years of age;
3. is fingerprinted and is subjected to a search of local, state, and
U.S. national records and fingerprint files to disclose any
4. community supervision history:
(A) has not ever have been on court-ordered community
supervision or probation for any criminal offense above
the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order; but
(B) the commission may approve the application of a person who received probation or court-ordered community supervision for a Class B misdemeanor at least five (5) years prior to application if an agency administrator sufficiently demonstrates in writing with supporting documentation that mitigating circumstances exist with the case and with the individual applying for licensure, and that the public interest would be served by reducing the waiting period;
5. is not currently under indictment for any criminal offense;
6. conviction history:
(A) has never been convicted of an offense above the grade of
a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within
the last ten
(B) the commission may approve the application of a person
who was convicted for a Class B misdemeanor at least
five (5) years prior to application if an agency administrator sufficiently demonstrates in writing with
supporting documentation that mitigating circumstances
exist with the case and with the individual applying for
licensure, and that the public interest would be served by
reducing the waiting period;
(7) has never been convicted of any family violence offense;
(8) is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle;
(9) is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition;
(10) has been subjected to a background investigation and has been interviewed prior to appointment by representatives of the appointing authority;
(13) has not been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including, specifically;
(A) under other than honorable conditions;
(B) bad conduct;
(D) any other characterization of service indicating bad
(14) has not had a commission license denied by final order or revoked;
(15) is not currently on suspension, or does not have a voluntary surrender of license currently in effect;
(16) meets the minimum training standards and passes the commission licensing examination for each license sought;
(17) has not violated any commission rule or provision of Occupants Code, Chapter 1701; and
(18) is a U.S. citizen.
(b) A person who fails to comply with the standards set forth in this section shall not accept the issuance of a license and shall not accept any appointment. If an application for licensure is found to be false or untrue, it is subject to cancellation or recall.
(c ) For the purpose of this section, the commission will construe any court-ordered community supervision, probation or conviction for a criminal offense to be its closest equivalent under the Texas Penal Code classification of offenses if the offense arose from:
(1) another penal provision of Texas law; or
(2) a penal provision of any other state, federal, military or foreign jurisdiction.
(d) A classification of an offense as a felony at the time of conviction will never be changed because Texas law has changed or because the
offense would not be a felony under current Texas laws.
is a condensed version of the TCLEOSE rules, you may view the complete rules on
the TCLEOSE website: http://www.tcleose.state.tx.us/Commission_Rules/Comm%20Rules.htm