COM Texas peace officer academy scores an A+
TEXAS CITY - A recent state audit of the College of the Mainland law enforcement academy by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards (TCLEOSE) gave the program an A+ for meeting the state pass rate mandate and for program compliance with reporting, lesson plans, advisory board and other state licensure requirements.
The program had a 98 percent pass rate for 2009-10, and has a three-year average of 89 percent. The COM law enforcement academy program that started in 1968, three years before TCLEOSE was established, is the longest duration program in the area because it uses scenario-based training.
“We need to assure the surrounding agencies that our cadets not only know the laws and procedures, but that they can also carry them out in a safe and ethical manner,” explains B.J. Whitburn COM program coordinator. “We test more than anyone else and we are academically harder, but our pass rate as stated is at 98% for the year.
The next day academy is scheduled to start on July 26, 2010, and the next night academy begins Feb. 7th, 2011.
According to Whitburn, the program has graduates working in Galveston, Harris, Ft. Bend and Brazoria counties.