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Regional Police Academy Basic Course In Applied Police Science (BCAPS)

Police OfficersAcademic Requirements
The Academy curriculum is a 618-hour Basic Peace Officer course. In accordance with Commission regulations, the Basic Peace Officer Course shall consist of a minimum of 618 classroom hours and shall include, but not be limited to, the subjects set forth below. This is the recommended sequence for teaching the course. Academies may change the sequence, if necessary.

 

Basic Curriculum

SUBJECT

HOURS

Introduction and Orientation
2
Fitness and Wellness, and Stress Management
14
Professional Policing
10
Professionalism and Ethics
8
U.S. & Texas Constitutions, Bill of Rights, and Criminal Justice System
12
Multiculturalism and Human Relations
12
Code of Criminal Procedure
16
Arrest, Search, and Seizure
24
Penal Code
40
Traffic
68
Intoxicated Driver and SFST
24
Civil Process
8
Alcoholic Beverage Code
4
Health and Safety Code - Controlled Substances Act
8
Family Code - Juvenile Issues
10
Written and Verbal Communications
28
Spanish
16
Force Options
24
Mechanics of Arrest
40
Firearms
40
Emergency Medical Assistance
16
Emergency Communications
12
Professional Police Driving
32
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
4
Patrol/Consular Notification
42
Victims of Crime
10
Family Violence and Related Assaultive Offenses
20
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and Mental Health Code
24
Hazardous Materials Awareness
6
Criminal Investigation, including Introduction, General, Protection of and Crime Scene Search, Interviewing Techniques, Booking Procedures, Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony, Case Management
44

Contact Information
624 Six Flags Drive, Suite 125, Arlington, Texas 76011
(817) 608-2300 | (817) 640-9089 fax
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