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Regional Police Academy

Police Officers

The Regional Police Academy (RPA), with over 40 years of experience in law enforcement training, specializes in presenting programs of current and future interest to the law enforcement profession. The RPA is partially funded under a grant from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office, which allows us to keep tuition costs to a minimum.  All courses offered are certified for Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) credit. 

The mission of the Regional Police Academy is to provide high caliber, cost effective professional development opportunities for peace officers at various levels of the profession.  In meeting our mission to serve you and your personnel, we are pleased to offer courses in these categories of professional development. We can also customize courses to meet specific agency training needs.

The Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee assists the Regional Police Academy and its programs by providing policy recommendations relating to law enforcement needs, coordination, evaluation and implementation of training.

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NCTCOG's Regional Police Academy Pass Rate Success

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) has released its report on the Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination pass rate for 72 state academies in Fiscal Year 2007/2009 and for the Three Year Summary, which covers Fiscal Years 2006/2009.

  • In 2008-2009, 258 NCTCOG Regional Police Academy recruit officers from 52 law enforcement agencies achieved a 99% pass rate. The next closest Academy had 222 recruit officers, out of 229, pass for a 96.94% pass rate.
  • In the Three-Year 2006-2009 Summary, 603 out of 609 NCTCOG Regional Police Academy recruit officers who took the Licensing Exam achieved a 99.01% pass rate. The next closest Academy had 325 recruit officers out of 349 pass for a rate of 93.12%.

We appreciate those law enforcement administrators who entrust their officers to the NCTCOG Regional Police Academy for training, and we pledge to do all we can to return well trained officers back to the communities they serve.

Patt Scheckel Hollingsworth appointed by Governor Perry to TCLEOSE

Governor Rick Perry has appointed Patt Scheckel Hollingsworth, NCTCOG Regional Police Academy Supervisor, to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Office Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). Click here to read about this prestigious gubernatorial appointment.

Patt Scheckel Hollingsworth named first Texas SAFVIC Instructor of the Year

The Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) is designed to provide law enforcement officers around the state with the tools they need to effectively investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence.

Patt Scheckel Hollingsworth, NCTCOG Regional Police Academy Program Manager, has been a SAFVIC Instructor for 5 years and has taught the program to more than 2,000 officers and recruits. Her SAFVIC evaluations reflect that she is a highly respected instructor and has a passion and talent for what she does. She is truly dedicated to making the SAFVIC program a success.

Congratulations Patt!


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Governor Rick Perry visits with Academy staff and recruits
undergoing training in order to become licensed police officers.
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Contact Information
Patt Hollingsworth, Regional Police Academy Manager
624 Six Flags Drive, Suite 125, Arlington, Texas 76011
(817) 608-2300 | (817) 640-9089 fax

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