TCC Law Enforcement Academy Offers Texas School Marshal Training

Tarrant County College will be offering the Texas School Marshal licensing course from June 21 through June 28. One of three academies in the state to provide this training, TCC was the first academy to provide a school marshal certification course in 2014 and may begin to offer this training twice a year.

“The Tarrant County College Law Enforcement Academy is honored to be one of three academies selected by The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to provide the Texas School Marshal licensing course,” said Jim McGregor, TCOLE Coordinator II. “This training provides Texas School Marshal candidates with functional knowledge and enhances skillsets in the areas of physical security, improving the security of the campus, use of force, active shooter response, and weapon proficiency.”

According to Academy Coordinator Rafael Perea, Lt. Col., USAF, “Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to model the knowledge and skills to effectively serve as a School Marshal.” In fact, they will be certified as a School Marshal.

He says the target audience is current employees of a school district, open-enrollment charter school, private school, or junior college appointed by the board of trustees of a school district or governing body. Individuals must have an Active License to Carry under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.

The course is limited to 20 participants due to the nature of the training at the firing range and with scenarios. Perea says past class participants included former peace officers and civilian school employees, such as superintendents and principals.


Rafael Perea, Lt. Col., USAF
Coordinator, Public Safety Training Center – Law Enforcement Academy
Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, WCJC 1117
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76179

About Tarrant County College 

Tarrant County College is one of the 20 largest higher education institutions in the United States and boasts the second-lowest tuition of Texas’ Top 10 community colleges. As a comprehensive two-year college with six campuses in Tarrant County, and online, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds that include traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees; workforce and economic development programs; technical and skilled trades programs; and customized training programs for area businesses and corporations. Students also may take advantage of Weekend College through which they can complete an associate degree in 18 months or less by attending class full-time through weekend and online classes.


Tarrant County College District provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.