Law Enforcement Academy

Mandatory "How to Apply" Independent Application Orientation for the B-2024 Basic Telecommunicator Academy (starts October 7th, 2024)

July 19th, 2024 at 10 a.m. in room 235 of the Emergency Services Education Center.  For more information, contact Julie McGrath at 254-299-6529 or  or Matthew Wise at 254-299-6528 or


Law Enforcement Academy 2020

The McLennan Community College Law Enforcement Academy’s purpose is to prepare its students to meet the basic requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for a Peace Officer or Tele-Communicator (dispatcher) in the state of Texas. The Academy provides up-to-date training, state-of-the-art facilities, and dedicated instructors and staff in order to prepare students for an exciting, demanding and fulfilling career in the field of law enforcement or corrections.

The McLennan Community College Law Enforcement Academy has long been the premier provider of first-responder training in Central Texas and is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).


Any of the following items will prevent you from entering the Academy as stated in TCOLE Rule 217.1:

  1. Any prior convictions for Felony Offense (no statute of limitation)
  2. Any prior conviction for Class A Misdemeanor (no statute of limitation)
  3. Any prior conviction of a Class B Misdemeanor (within 10 years)
  4. Has never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any Criminal Offense above the graded of Class B Misdemeanor or a Class B Misdemeanor with in the last ten years from date of court order
  5. Any prior conviction of any offense of Family Violence (no statute of limitation)
  6. Any open warrants, Class C Misdemeanor or above
  7. A Texas driver license that is currently under suspension, revocation or cancellation
  8. A person who is not a U.S. Citizen

Academy Enrollment Process

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.