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 - 2014/2015 Academic Year

      In-State Resident Tuition      $4,809.20 *   
  Out-of-State Resident Tuition    $10,840.75 *  
  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
   
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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

  
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.  

 CLASS #1:    Full-time Days  
  Application Deadline   October 6, 2014
  Tuition Due  December 12, 2014
  Class Starts   January 5, 2015
  Class Ends   TBA
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
     
 CLASS #2:  Full-time Days  
  Application Deadline   January 9, 2015
  Tuition Due  March 27, 2015
  Class Starts   April 6, 2015
  Class Ends   TBA
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
     
 CLASS #3:  Full-time Days  
  Application Deadline  March 23, 2015
  Tuition Due    June 12, 2015
  Class Starts   June 22, 2015
   lass Ends   TBA
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
     
 CLASS #4:  Part-time Nights   
  Application Deadline  June 15, 2015
  Tuition Due  September 4, 2015
  Class Starts   September 14, 2015
  Class Ends   TBA
  Meeting Times  Monday – Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm, Sat 8 am – 5 pm 
     
 CLASS #5:  Full-time Days   
  Application Deadline   July 20, 2015
  Tuition Due    October 9, 2015
  Class Starts   October 19, 2015
  Class Ends    TBA
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm