Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

Program Overview

The Del Mar Regional Police Academy, located in the Corpus Christi metropolitan area, is cosponsored by the Coastal Bend Council of Governments.

The Academy, in existence for over 25 years, is committed to serving the training needs of the law enforcement community. The Academy services 12 counties, 33 cities and numerous special districts.

Training programs include basic full-time peace officer and in-service training. Classes are offered at different times during the year, so please check the related pages. Courses conducted by the Academy are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE).


Program Application

To become a cadet of the Police Academy, one should meet all basic qualifications for a Basic Peace Officer as established by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). As described in the Academy Application Instructions, interview by one of the Law Enforcement Program Advisers initiates the application process. It also involves submission of a completed application packet and physical fitness assessment.

Page last updated February 24, 2020.

Program Resources

Important Dates

police academy summer 2 - fall 2020

Application period for SUMMER 2 - FALL 2020 Police Academy is February 17-June 4, 2020.

February 17, 2020 - Interview schedule starts.  Interested applicants should request an appointment by email using this link.  Interview with a program adviser will be the first step in the application process.  Pre-qualified applicants will be issued an application packet to complete. 

June 4, 2020 - Last day to submit completed application packet

June 23, 2020 @ 9AM - Physical fitness assessment.

July 2, 2020 @ 9AM - Cadet Orientation, mandatory for those who receives the official acceptance notice from the Police Academy.

July 6, 2020 @ 8AM - First day of the Academy.

December 10, 2020 - Last day of the Academy.

Contact Information

Public Safety Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724

West Campus
Public Safety Complex
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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