Spring 2020 classes have resumed online.Please visit
dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information and to
learn how to prepare for online classes.
The Criminal Justice program at Cedar Valley will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.
Our state-licensed academy offers both full-time and part-time Basic Peace Officer courses. Times may fluctuate slightly depending on variants such as weather and holiday schedules.
Ours is an open-enrollment academy, one of only a few in the North Texas area. Cadets who meet both state and college requirements may be accepted to the academy without agency endorsement.
Upon completion of the academy, cadets will be presented with a certificate of eligibility to take the TCOLE peace officer licensing examination. The examination will be given at Cedar Valley College and is part of the fee that you pay for the Academy.
Once cadets have passed the TCOLE exam, they will be able to apply to any law enforcement agency for which they meet the standards. All agencies set their own standards, including age, education and physical fitness.
Our Career Services offers two Law Enforcement Job Fairs each year to help introduce you to potential employers.
Depending on the levels of education and experience you achieve throughout your career, possible career paths include:
Call us at (972) 860-8289.