Basic Patrol Officer Certification
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security - Pending Approval
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.
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.
To be announced
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.
Courses (630 Hours)
Community / Human Relations
Law Enforcement Driver Training
Custody & Control
Routing and Switching I
Server Operating Systems
Estimated Time to Complete: 4 months
Tuesday - Friday 10 hours per day
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):
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.