1. Are Harlandale Police Officers real police?
7. What are the requirements to become a Police Officer?
become a police officer in the state of Texas, candidates must complete
over 600 hour of extensive training in an approved Texas Commission on
Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) ACADEMY AND
PASS THE STATE LICENSING EXAM. This allows a candidate to be licensed as
a Texas Peace Officer. Officers are required to take forty hours of
TCLEOSE approved continuing education courses every two years to
maintain licensure. Licensed peace officers must possess a high school
diploma or a GED. Many agencies are now requiring some college hours or a
degree. Harlandale ISD encourages its officers to continue their
education and provided TCLEOSE continuing education courses to maintain