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​The Criminal Justice Training Center provides peace officer training courses in a professional environment for those attempting to become peace officers in the State of Texas in accordance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.​

The mission of the University of Houston Downtown Criminal Justice Training Center is dedicated to providing quality, professional instruction to future and current peace officer professionals. Utilizing our staff instructors in conjunction with subject matter experts in the state and nationally, we provide today’s officers with the tools they need to serve their communities safely, effectively, and professionally according to the standards of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.  ​

​Programs offered include:
  • Basic Peace Officer training
  • Continuing education courses
  • Review courses for state licensing for Texas Peace Officers

Basic Peace Officer Training Academy

  • Provides students with preparatory training in the law enforcement profession for certification as a Basic Peace Officer in the State of Texas
  • Is dedicated to training excellence through its rigorous coursework, followed-up with practical application exercises​
  • Please consult the BPOC Licensing Program Schedule for an updated list of course offerings

Continuing Education

  • A variety of continuing education topics are offered regularly for criminal justice professionals.
  • Please consult the Quarterly Calendar page for an updated list of current course schedule.
  • Agency on-site training requests should be directed to Steven Bracken, CJTC Director, at
  • All courses offered as continuing education are TCOLE approved unless otherwise noted.


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Director Steven Bracken via email at​.

Last updated 1/12/2021 6:05 AM