The Arlington Police Basic Academy is a 28 week program
consisting of a curriculum of approximately 1040 hours of
instruction which includes the following:
The goal of the Arlington Basic Police Academy is to provide
training that meets or exceeds standards mandated by the Texas
Commission Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)
and to develop officers who are positively oriented to the
department, police work and service to the community. The
police academy requires that all police recruits demonstrate
strong qualities in the following areas:
These five areas make up the expectations of the basic
academy which is led by the Academy Coordinator and Academy
Probationary officers will demonstrate their knowledge and
skills through written examinations as well as practical
application through field training and simulation exercises.
A positive attitude towards the job and others is mandatory.
The ability to get along with co-workers, supervisors, and the
public is essential to becoming a successful police officer.
Probationary officers will conduct themselves in a
self-disciplined manner at all times. Discipline is rendered
through obedience and proper conduct given specific conditions.
Physical fitness is of paramount importance to the mental
well-being and safety of all peace officers. Todayís world
continues to be more challenging, complex, and violent.
Regularly scheduled, structured runs, calisthenics and with
training are all part of the probationary officer training and
should be continued throughout your career. Every year,
officers will return to the Police Academy to assess their
physical fitness levels. Our training staff is dedicated to
producing the best Peace Officers possible. Pride in be being
the best is our motto, anything less is unacceptable.
Every recruit must complete the departmentís basic academy
and pass the TCLEOSE examination before becoming an official
police officer. After the Basic Police Academy, the recruit
will continue on to the Field Training program. From there,
they will begin their probationary period.