Liberty County Sheriff’s Office to host Basic Peace Office Academy in January

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Basic Peace Office Academy through College of the Mainland.  Classes will begin on Jan. 28, 2019, and will run through Oct. 17, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Training room located at 2400 Beaumont Ave. Liberty, Texas.

Class times will be Monday through Friday 6pm to 10pm with some Saturday classes.  Cadet Applicants will be able to pick up application packets at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office beginning August 27, 2018.  Application packets are to be turned in to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office no later than December 14, 2018.  Cadet Applicants must pass a criminal background check which is a state requirement, as well as a physical and psychological exam to be admitted.

Tuition costs for the academy is $1,525 and is payable to College of the Mainland.  Financial Aid Assistance is also available through the College of the Mainland.  Cadets will need to purchase their own uniforms, PT clothing, firearms and duty gear.  Cadets will undergo training in Texas law, criminal investigations, patrol procedures, use of force, along with many other topics.  The training is a combination of classroom and real life scenarios that will prepare them to successfully pass the TCOLE Test.

For any questions or further information contact Deputy Josh Cummins at 936-336-4515 or

Important Dates

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 – Application Deadline
  • Friday, Jan. 4, 2018 – Orientation
  • Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 – Academy Begins
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 – State Exam
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 – Graduation
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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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