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PJC offers first police academy in Lamar County

Published or Revised January 04, 2015

Paris Junior College is offering its first-ever Police Academy in Lamar County through a partnership with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. PJC has offered police academies, but only in Hunt County before now. To accommodate people working full-time, the training will be offered in the evening.

“This academy will provide over 600 hours of police training time that is required to take the Texas Peace Officer examination administered by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement,” said PJC criminal justice instructor Doug Shuler. “It will include all the basic body of knowledge someone would need to take that exam.”

Once someone successfully completes the basic licensing course and passes the state licensing examination, Shuler explained, they could be employed by a law enforcement agency in Texas.

The academy will run from Jan. 26 to July 31. A mandatory orientation will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 in the PJC Applied Science Building. A class deposit is due at the orientation.

PJC also offers a criminal justice certificate and degree program. For more information about the police academy, contact Doug Shuler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 903-782-0497 after Jan. 12, 2015.

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