How do I become a Texas Peace Officer?

Law enforcement officers (i.e. Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, Constables, etc) within the State of Texas are considered "PEACE OFFICERS". All Texas Peace Officers are required to obtain and maintain a commission through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement or TCOLE, pronounced "TEE-COAL", for short. TCOLE requires individuals to complete the following to obtain a commission:

  • Successful completion of the basic licensing course
  • Passing of the State licensing examination
  • Appointment by a law enforcement agency.

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1. How do I become a Texas Peace Officer?
2. What if I'm already a commissioned peace officer from another state?
3. Does the Schertz Police Department have a police academy?
4. How do I become a Schertz Police Officer?
5. What are the minimum qualifications for employment?
6. What are disqualifications for employment?
7. What benefits are offered as an employee?
8. What is the hiring processes?
9. Where can I obtain an application?
10. I still have questions. Whom can I contact to obtain more information?