Skip to main content

College of Public Service

Criminal Justice Training Center

Cadets of the UHD Criminal Justice Training Center Law Enforcement Academy, observe a moment of silence to honor the 5 slain Dallas Police Officers and the 6 Police Officers who were wounded by a sniper in Dallas Texas on July 8th, 2016.

UHD's Criminal Justice Training Center provides training and educational opportunities outside the academic curriculum. Programs offered include:

  • Basic peace officer training
  • Continuing education courses
  • Review courses for state licensing for Texas peace officers

UHD's 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​

What Steps Do I Take To Begin My Career?​​​​

Continuing Education

The training division offers a variety of continuing education classes for criminal justice professionals. The topics and schedule of these classes changes regularly.

Please consult the Quarterly Cal​endar​ page for an updated list of current course offerings. Although UHD offers most courses at its Downtown campus, with advanced notice, instructors can deliver courses at a special agency.

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​.

College of Public Service Webmaster
Last updated 8/27/2018 8:36 AM