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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
      In-State Resident Tuition      $4,809.20 *   
  Out-of-State Resident Tuition    $10,840.75 *  
  Training Uniforms (estimated)         $800.00 **  
  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 final cost will depend on the size and quantity ordered.

We have several scholarships available for Law enforcement academy students, ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00.  Please fill out the scholarship application below.

  1. Financial Aid
  2. Comprehensive Scholarship Application
  3. WorkForce Alliance Tuition Assistance
  4a. Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Criteria
  4b. Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Application
 *** 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.

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   August 3, 2016
  Tuition Due  September 6, 2016
  Class Starts   September 19, 2016
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
 CLASS #2:  Part-time Nights  
Application Deadline  November 3, 2016
  Tuition Due    January 9, 2017
  Class Starts   January 23, 2017
  Meeting Times   Monday - Thursday 6 pm - 10 pm, Saturday 8am-5 pm
 CLASS #3:  Full-Time Days  
  Application Deadline  November 3, 2016 
Tuition Due  January 30, 2017
  Class Starts   February 13, 2017
  Meeting Times   Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
 CLASS #4:  Full-time Days   
  Application Deadline   
  Tuition Due    
  Class Starts   TBA
Meeting Times 
 CLASS #5:  Full-time Days   
  Application Deadline   
  Tuition Due    
  Class Starts   TBA
  Meeting Times