Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC)

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Navarro College to hold the first Police Academy in Johnson County. We are proud to launch the Basic Peace Office Course, as we have recruited men and women to serve the county and surrounding agencies. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Navarro College are committed to ensuring the highest level of talent and diversity in our recruits. The demanding profession of law enforcement is difficult and truly takes a special type of person. It is an honor to launch this legacy into the 21st Century with some of Johnson County's finest group of individuals.

Led by Rick White, Navarro College’s fully licensed Police Academy offers basic peace officer certification and in-service training for licensed law enforcement officers. The Basic Peace Officer Course is a 680-hour program designed to prepare the student to pass the Peace Officer licensing state exam given by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. The program includes training in the following areas:

  1. Current Penal and Traffic Law
  2. Defensive Tactics
  3. First Aid
  4. Patrol Tactics
  5. Cultural Diversity
  6. Firearms

Students must meet all eligibility requirements of TCOLE and the Navarro College Police Academy Advisory Board to enroll.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age, or 21 years of age by the graduation date of the Academy
    • A student 18 years of age or older is eligible for licensing if the student:
      • has received an Associate’s Degree; or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university; or
      • has received an Honorable Discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States after at least two (2) years of service.
  • No Class B Misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years.
  • No Class A Misdemeanor or felony convictions.
  • No conviction for any family violence offense.
  • Applicants must pass a physical examination, a psychological examination and a drug screen immediately submitted to the Academy upon completion.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Must not be prohibited by law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
  • You cannot have a bad conduct discharge from the military.

This BPOC is made possible by the vision of Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford, Navarro College Police Academy Training Director Jason Westmoreland and Dr. Anna Goodloe, PhD, Training Coordinator Johnson County Sheriff's Office. Unfortunately, Jason was taken from us before the first session started. In his honor, two students were selected to receive scholarships in his name.