Conroe, October 4 – On October 2, 2017, the Leadership Team of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office welcomed the twenty cadets of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC). This BPOC is unlike previous Peace-Officer licensing courses in that it is the first full-time law enforcement training academy class comprised of paid cadets slated for Patrol Division deployment.
The need for additional patrol personnel is clearly evident as previous articles in The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper have explained. Please see “Montgomery County Significantly Below National Standards for Number of Law Enforcement Officers,” The Golden Hammer, May 1, 2017.
“Getting this Academy up and running with a group of motivated cadets who are up to the challenges that they will face in preparation for patrol duties is exciting for all of us,” commented Sheriff Rand Henderson.
This inaugural BPOC class is set to graduate on March 1, 2018. These newly minted Deputies will immediately begin the Field Training Program (FTO), being distributed across each of the three Patrol Precincts during an intensive sixteen week training process.