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Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science degree 

This two-year program prepares you for job entry in a variety of criminal justice positions. Students already employed in law enforcement acquire the background necessary for professional development directed toward job advancement.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Law Enforcement Academy

Admissions Information

The Basic Peace Officer Licensure Course begins each Spring and Fall semester.  There are two day academies and one night academy each academic year with no academies during the summer.  The day academy runs Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The night academy runs Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  The total contact hours for the academy is 658 hours.  Applications will be available at the front desk of the library on the main campus, on-line at, or by contacting 979-230-3226.  Upon completion of the application the applicant must sit for an interview with the academy coordinator Ms. Teresa LeBlanc-Collins in room B-253 on the main campus.  Once an applicant is accepted into the academy the cadet will then enroll through the standard registration process at Brazosport College.

Application Packet

·         Nelson Denny reading test

·         Personal history statement

·         High school and/or college transcripts or proof of GED

·         DD-214 for veterans (copy)

·         Certified copy of criminal history

·         Court disposition for minor offenses

·         Copy of birth certificate or proof of identification (U.S. citizenship)

·         Valid Texas drivers license with picture (copy)

·         Declaration of medical condition (Form L-2)

·         Drug Screen (Form L-2)

·         Declaration of psychological/emotional health (Form L-3)

·         Domestic violence affidavit

·         Hold harmless agreement

·         Information release form

Minimum Requirements 

  • Has passed a general educational development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level, or Is a high school graduate; or has 12 semester hours credit from an accredited college or university.

  • Is 21 years of age, or 18 years of age if the applicant has received an associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university or has received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least two years of active service.

  • Is fingerprinted and is subjected to a search of local, state and U.S. national records and fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

  • Has not ever been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years; and, has not ever have been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years from the date of the court order.

  • Is not currently charged with any criminal offense for which conviction would be a bar to licensure.

  • Has never been convicted of any family violence offense.

  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.

  • Is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.

  • Has been subjected to a background investigation and has been interviewed prior to acceptance by representatives of the academy.

  • Has been examined by a physician who is licensed by the Texas Medical Board. The physician must be familiar with the duties appropriate to the type of license sought and appointment to be made.  The candidate must be physically sound and free from any defect which may adversely affect the performance of duty appropriate to the type of license sought.

  • Show no trace of drug dependency or illegal drug use after a physical examination, blood test, or other medical test.

  • Has been examined by a psychologist who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. The psychologist must be familiar with the duties appropriate to the type of license sought and appointment to be made. This examination may also be conducted by a psychiatrist. The examination must be conducted pursuant to professionally recognized standards and methods. 

  • Is a U.S. citizen

  • Has not been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions including, specifically:  Under other than honorable conditions; bad conduct; dishonorable; any other characterization of service indicating bad character 



Associate of Applied Science Degree - Criminal Justice 
Criminal Justice Certificate
Law Enforcement Academy - Peace Officer Licensure Certificate


Criminal Justice Department: 979-230-3442


 Program Information


 Contact Us


Wayne Pryor
Division Chair
Office: B-244A
Phone: (979) 230-3222

Susie Kalenda
Office Professional
Office: B-244
Phone: (979) 230-3226

Teresa LeBlanc-Collins
Associate Professor
Office: B-253                    
Phone: (979) 230-3442
Teresa's Website

Chris Mezzino
Assistant Professor
Office: B-227A                     
Phone: (979) 230-3180



7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
(979) 230-3226




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