Basic Police Academy Career Major - Overview

Basic Police Academy

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Career Major Length
604 hours
Who Can Enroll
Schedule
M-F
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$1,510.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$3,926.00
Exam Fees:
$39.00
Supplies Costs:
$776.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$17 hour-patrol officer

Through a collaborative effort bewtween the council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, the legislature and Career Tech, there is an alternative to Basic Peace Officer Certification. The Basic Peace Officer Certification Academy (BPOC) Program. The program identified in 70 OS 3311.16, offers an additional route to full-time and reserve officer certification for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Oklahoma Law Enforcement.

Career Major Length
604.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Criminal Investigation
86.00
Custody and Control
69.00
Patrol
69.50
Practical Exercises
28.00
Administrative
38.50
Laser
16.00
Orientation
10.00
Ethics
14.00
Report Writing
15.00
Community/Human Relations
9.00
Legal Matters
51.50
NIMS 700 A
4.50
Traffic
18.00
SFST
27.50
Radar
20.00
Firearms
70.00
Law Enforcement Driver Training
48.50
First Aid
9.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Required Prerequisites

  • Must attend Pre-Academy Orientation
  • Must be 21
  • Must have HS Diploma or GED
  • Must complete C.L.E.E.T. Basic Academy Application (including fingerprints, background check, physical assessment, and POSSE exam, MMPI)

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • Basic Peace Officer Certification

Metro Tech Accreditations

  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE)
  • Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE)