Basic Peace Officer Certification

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security - Pending Approval


The Basic Peace Officer Certification (BPOC) program prepares students for careers in public safety, corrections or law enforcement. Students not only learn police fundamentals and functions but are also introduced to forensics and criminal investigation. Students study criminal law, procedures and defensive tactics for law enforcement.


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at Enrollment for this career program is open to adults and partnering law enforcement agencies.


To Be Annoucened

Financail Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Coures (630 hours)

      • Orientation
      • Ethics
      • Report Writing
      • Community / Human Relations
      • Legal Matters
      • NIMS 700A
      • Traffic
      • SFST
      • Radar
      • Firearms
      • Law Enforcement Driver Training
      • First Aid
      • Criminal Investigation
      • Custody & Control
      • Patrol
      • Practical Exercises
      • Administrative
      • Routing and Switching I
      • Server Operating Systems
      • Cyber Forensics

Estimated Time to Complete: 4 months


Tuesday - Friday 10 hours per day

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Deputy, Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff (Generalist)-Bailiff, Law Enforcement Officer, Patrol Officer, Peace Officer, Police Officer, Police Patrol Officer, Public Safety Officer, State Trooper – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-38/Hour. (O*NET source: 33-3051.00 - Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (

Billy Turner

Billy Turner

Basic Patrol Officer Certification Coordinator


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

✅ CLEET Basic Patrol Officer Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

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