Lone Star College Launches Law Enforcement Academy

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HOUSTON, TX — Lone Star College offers students the opportunity to become licensed Texas police officers through the LSC Law Enforcement Academy. The new program provides the skills and competencies that will equip the student for a career as a law enforcement officer.

PHOTO: Lone Star College’s Law Enforcement Academy will provide skills that will prepare students for a career as a law enforcement officer. Pictured are LSC’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board and LSC staff members. (Bottom row, left to right) Dr Alton Smith, LSC Foundation Board of Trustees; Richard Cantu, Executive Director, East Aldine District; Laurie Christensen, fire marshal, Harris County Office of the Fire Marshal; Paul Cordova, Chief of Police, Aldine ISD Police Department; Lawanda Wheeler, Coordinator III, LSC Law Enforcement Academy; Connor O’Sullivan, Executive Director, LSC Continuing Education. (Second row, left to right) Linda L. Head, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, LSC Office of External & Employer Relations; Mike Nansel, lieutenant, Houston Police Department; Kenneth Theis, Chief of Police, Humble Police Department. (Third row, left to right) Dr. Michael Burns, acting vice president of education, LSC-North Harris; Eric Mendez, Chief of Police, CyFair ISD Police Department; Tony Huynh, Major, Harris County Sheriff’s Office; Jonathan Zitzmann, Captain, Harris County 4 County Police Bureau. (Fourth row, left to right) Dr. Luis Lucio, LSC-East Aldine Center Dean; Ken Krall, Community Representative; Michael Williams, Lt., Houston Police Department.

“Lone Star College is proud to offer this very important program,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC Chancellor. “These officials help protect the lives and property of our community and we are honored to be able to contribute to these efforts.”

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Cadets will receive classroom instruction and participate in hands-on training to learn police-related skills and prepare them for the state licensing exam. Day and night classes will be offered at LSC-East Aldine Center and the program meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for course #1000696.

“Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the state licensing exam,” Head said. “Once they pass the exam, they will be eligible for employment as a peace officer in Texas.”

Students must be 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be US citizens, and have a high school diploma or GED. Students must also submit to a criminal background check, physical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.

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Information sessions will be held at LSC-North Harris (Academic Building-126):

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday March 3, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 6, 2022, 10-11 a.m.
  • Thursday April 7, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Visit LoneStar.edu/LEA to learn more about this exciting career opportunity.

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Lone Star College provides high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and vocational training to more than 93,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to drive student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is Chancellor of LSC, the Houston area’s largest institution of higher learning and was named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes list of America’s Top Employers by State. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight workforce centers of excellence, and the Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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