Criminal Justice Institute

CJI SealThe Criminal Justice Institute at Texas Southmost College is a fully licensed state law enforcement training entity with a mission and purpose to provide a complete array of training for state and federally licensed law enforcement and correctional personnel, as well as a variety of courses designed to train and inform the general public on public safety issues. The institute is licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to provide the mandated Texas Peace Officer Certification Course and all other accepted law enforcement in-service courses for state licensed peace officers and county correctional officers.

Note: Any costs incurred by the applicant throughout the admission process are non-refundable.

Basic Peace Officer training (Prepares student for the Texas Peace Officer Licensing Exam):

Starts: June 26, 2017
Ends: December, 2017
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $2,500 plus medical expenses and supplies.
Application Deadline: June 9, 2017


    1. Must pass the TSI at an Adult Basic Education Level 4
    2. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License
    3. Must be a U.S. Citizen
    4. Must have a High School Diploma or GED
    5. Must complete a Personal History Statement
    6. Must pass a local and state background check
    7. Must pass a physical and psychological evaluation
    8. Must pass a physical fitness entry requirement

Breath Test Operator Course

Dates: October 31, 2017 - November 3, 2017 
Cost: $500
Location: Texas Southmost College, 301 Mexico Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

Description of Course
Fondren Forensics Inc. offers a State Approved Breath Test Operator School for the new Intoxilyzer 9000 Instrument. This class is open to law enforcement employees across the state of Texas. In addition to receiving state certification as a breath test operator, students who successfully complete this course of instruction may be eligible to apply for TCOLE credit. The information students receive in this class follows the guidelines set forth by the Texas Breath Alcohol Testing Regulations, in accordance with operating a school of initial instruction. Contact Person: Janie Garza, (956)295-3724.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:11