Basic Patrol Officer Certification

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security - Pending Approval

Description

The Basic Patrol 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.

Application

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

Tuition

To be announced

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

Courses (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

Schedule

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 (onetonline.org):

Billy Turner

Billy Turner

Basic Patrol Officer Certification Coordinator

Certifications

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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