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 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 - Full Time Day                                                                                                        
   Application Deadline   
   Tuition Due  
                                 Class Starts               Already completed
   Class Ends  
   Meeting Times  
Class #2 - Full Time Day                                                                                                       
                                 Application Deadline     February 17, 2014
   Tuition Due May 9, 2014
   Class Starts May 19, 2014
   Class Ends November 21, 2014
   Meeting Times Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm

Class #3 - Part Time Night                                                                                                                              
                                        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 #4 - Full Time Day                                                                                                                                 
                                        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.  


Still have questions?  Please email our Limited Access Admissions Office.