Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

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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 20, 2019.

Program Resources

Important Dates

FALL police academy starts in July 2019!

February 15 - Program Advisers to start holding interviews only on applicants with prior appointment. To make an appointment, call (361) 698-2644.

March 4 - Program Advisers to start holding interviews on walk-in applicants within Monday-Thursday, 9AM-11AM and 2PM-3PM at Del Mar College (West Campus). No prior appointment necessary. Location is at the Police Academy Office, Rm. PS1 221 Public Safety Building, Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX.

May 30, 4PM - Deadline to submit completed application packet. Submitted application packet will be verified as complete before it is accepted.

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

July 8, 8AM - First day of the Academy.

Dec. 12 - 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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