CTC Board authorizes police academy

The Central Texas College (CTC) board of trustees approved a resolution, authorization and expression of support to provide a police academy and law enforcement training program.

“We are pleased to offer this type of training after a lapse of several years,” said Dr. Ralph Ford, CTC president – Texas and distance learning operations. “We will continue the high quality basic and extended peace officer training we offered previously and will enhance our offerings with corrections and dispatcher training.”

Pending license approval by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a basic jailer academy (County Corrections Course), a basic telecommunications academy for dispatchers, could begin as early as spring 2014. The basic peace officer training is projected for the fall 2014 semester.

The board also approved a contract extension in the amount of $102,475 for Hobson’s Enrollment Management Technology (EMT) products which include recruiting and retention communications technology and a new online application platform.

A performance recognition award of 1.5 percent of employee salary for full-time employees with service dates prior to September 1, 2012, was approved in recognition of a successful prior fiscal year. Those hired between September 2, 2012, and March 1, 2013, will receive an award of .75 percent.

The board also approved professor emeritus status for Peter Knightes in recognition of more than 30 years of dedicated service to the college.

Trustees also approved several revisions to board documents. The college statement of purpose document was updated to reflect an update to the college’s mission, vision and strategic priorities and goals. In addition, a board document was revised to reflect a name change from American Preparatory Institute (API) to CTC Online High School. Several other board documents were revised to include the new name.

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