EPPD Academy

Located on Scenic Drive and overlooking the City of El Paso, the El Paso Police Department Training Academy offers the recruit an academically and physically challenging environment. During the 43 week training period, recruits will be taught a variety of subjects ranging from criminal law, report writing, principles of investigation, defensive tactics, police vehicle operations and firearm training. Academics will culminate with the State of Texas licensing exam (TCOLE) that the recruits must pass in order to graduate.

Crossfit training is the principal strength and conditioning program utilized at the academy. Recruits entering the Academy must be prepared for the strenuous physical demands of academy.

Listed below are the fitness standards the recruits must meet.

Recruits will attend classes Monday-Friday and on occasion some night and weekend training may be required. Recruits are paid $17.35 hour while attending the academy. Recruits do not reside on the premises and must provide their own housing. The recruits will also purchase their duty weapon, physical training apparel, foot wear, textbooks and other training material.

Academy for Lateral Police Officer

  • 10 week Academy
  • 14 week Lateral Field Training Officer Program (LFTO)

Physical Fitness Testing Standards

  • Sit-ups: 32 in one minute
  • Push-ups: 24 push-ups no time limit
  • 100 Yard Dash: 19 seconds or less
  • One mile run: 10:49 or less
  • Bend, Twist & Touch: 15 cycles in 20 seconds
  • Combined Left & Right Grip Strength: Combined 160 lbs