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Evening police academy planned in Greenville

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Two regional community colleges are partnering to offer nighttime classes for those people interested in becoming licensed peace officers.

Northeast Texas Community College and Paris Junior College are joining forces to offer the evening police academy that meets at the PJC Greenville campus. The academy will begin on Aug. 17 and conclude on Feb. 12. Classes will meet from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every first and third Saturday.

“This is a great opportunity for working adults to get the training they need to begin a rewarding career as a peace officer,” said Richard Jones, Northeast Police Academy director.

The Northeast Police Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Students will receive hands-on training to ensure that graduates possess the required skills, training, experience and self-confidence to succeed in a career in law enforcement.

In order to be considered for acceptance into the police academy, students must be high school graduates or have completed 12 college hours from an accredited college and be GED graduates. Applicants must not have been convicted of an offense above a Class C misdemeanor. Students who are under 21 may be admitted if they have completed 60 hours of college instruction or an associate’s degree. Students must also complete an application and submit to a psychological exam, a physical exam  and a criminal history background check.

For more information about the evening class, call 903-434-8206 or 903-434-8134, or pick up a registration application at the PJC Greenville campus. For more information about the Northeast Police Academy,  contact Jones at 903-434-8206 or visit www.ntcc.edu




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