Here are some tips for selecting schools, based on an analysis comparing each school to all others across dozens of factors:
Schools Concentrating On Police And Sheriffs Patrol Officers
- Focus: For schools with a focus on this career area, look at LSCS, San Antonio College, TCC, and Blinn.
Fastest Response From Schools
- Request Info: For the fastest information for prospective students, look at the Spotlight schools on this page.
- Part-Time: For schools emphasizing part-time studies, consider Texas A&M Kingsville, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, UTEP, and U.T. Permian Basin.
- Female: For schools particularly welcoming to female students, consider Texas Woman's University.
- Diverse: For a diverse student body, consider Laredo Community College, Texas Southern, TAMIU, and South Texas College.
- Adult Learners: For lots of adult learners, consider University of Houston-Victoria, Texas Woman's University, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Lee College.
- Out of State: For geographic diversity, take note of Central Texas College, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Texarkana College, and Southwestern Adventist University.
- Dorms: For a residential campus environment, take note of Jarvis Christian, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Huston - Tillotson, and Howard Payne.
- SAT: For students with high SAT scores, look at UT Dallas, TCU, Saint Edward's University, and Dallas Baptist.
- % Accepted: For selective institutions, look at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Hardin - Simmons, Prairie View A & M University, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
- Class Size: For small class sizes, look at Texas Southern, St Marys University, Southwestern Adventist University, and Lamar State Port Arthur.
Working as a Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer in Texas
People residing in any place in the country depend on the police and sheriff's patrol officers for their protection. Police officers have various responsibilities some of which are – enforcing traffic laws, apprehending criminals and suspects, taking quick action whenever called for service, and investigating suspicious activities. They can also be trained to use firearms. They may also be trained for chemical and microscopic analysis or fingerprint identification. Read a detailed Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer job description and schools overview.
Police and sheriff's patrol officers may find useful career related information at Texas Police Association.
Texas police and sheriff's patrol officers are required to obtain a Law Enforcement License. The license is issued by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. More details on licensing and certification requirements are available from the TCLEOSE website.
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