How do I become a Texas Peace Officer?

Below are a few references that can get you started on your journey to becoming a Peace Officer in the State of Texas.  These are just a few resources, we always encourage citizens that are interested to reach out to their local law enforcement agencies and see what resources they can provide.

West Central Texas Council of Governments

Law Enforcement Academy

3650 Loop 322

Abilene, Texas 79602

P: (325) 672-1197

F: (325) 676-9541

The West Central Texas Law Enforcement Academy strives to provide well-trained peace officers, county corrections officers and communications personnel to meet the diverse demands of law enforcement through rigorous training that is based upon values and respect.

It is our goal to make all TCOLE mandated training available to all peace officers, county correction officers and communications personnel in the region by conducting entry-level and in-service training courses to meet the demands of the region, crime trends and compliance with new laws.

"Pride in Community, Serving with Honor"

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100 Kent Street | Merkel, Texas | 79536




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The Merkel Police Department is a Municipal Department of the City of Merkel, Texas