Law Enforcement Training Academy
To apply for entrance to the Law Enforcement Academy please download and complete the following files:
Law Enforcement Officer Program Costs - 2013/2014 Academic Year

      In-State Resident Tuition      $4,211.27 *   
  Out-of-State Resident Tuition    $10,247.54 *  
  Training Uniforms          $600.00 **  
  Applicant Screening Fee           $170.00 ***  




 * The tuition must be paid in full prior to the class starting. The tuition includes textbooks, the use of police duty gear and weapons. Ammunition is provided for the weapons. For information about residency requirements, please visit the web site:  /ssem/residency.aspx

The uniforms must be purchased 30 days before class begins to allow for delivery time. Students must purchase several different kinds of training uniforms. The estimated cost is $600.00 per student. The final cost will depend on the size and quantity ordered.

One $250.00 Uniform Scholarship sponsored by Star & Shield will be given per class. To qualify for a Uniform Scholarship, the applicant must complete the following:

   1. Financial Aid
   2. Comprehensive Scholarship Application
   3. Star & Shield Group Scholarship application
   4. WorkForce Alliance Tuition Assistance
   5. Resources for Future Students
 *** The Screening Fee must be paid in full at the time the application is submitted. The Applicant Screening Fee includes the cost of the FBAT, Integrity Test, fingerprinting and drug screen. The Applicant Screening Fee is non-refundable. Applicants must successfully pass a medical examination prior to starting the training program. The Applicant Screening Fee does not include the cost of the medical examination. Applicants must use their own physician for the medical examination.


2014 Law Enforcement Class Schedule


CLASS #1: 

 Part-time Nights      
   Application Deadline
 June 16, 2014      
   Tuition Due
 August 29, 2014     
   Class Starts     September 8, 2014     
   Class Ends  July 18, 2015    
   Meeting Times  Monday – Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm, Sat 8 am – 5 pm    
 CLASS #2:  Full-time Days      
   Application Deadline  July 14, 2014    
   Tuition Due  September 26, 2014    
   Class Starts  October 06, 2014    
   Class Ends  April 25, 2015    
   Meeting Times  Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm    










All Dates are approximate.  The academies listed are for self-sponsored students only. If you wish to be sponsored by a law enforcement agency, you must apply directly to that agency. Full-time classes meet 40 hours a week for 25-27 weeks; Part-time classes meet 24 hours a week for approximately 40 weeks, depending on holidays.  


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