Criminal Justice

Law Enforcement Tools

The Permian Basin Law Enforcement
Academy offers training and certification
courses for peace officers in the Permian
Basin region.

A 21-week certification course and a series
of quarterly courses are available through
the academy. On-line testing is also now
available for the Basic Peace officer exam, Basic Jailer exam, and
Investigative Hypnosis exam. The benefits to the online testing include
immediate test results, convenience, and cost savings.

The Texas commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and
Education (TCLEOSE) sets the standards for certification of peace officers
in Texas. Each certified academy in the State has an advisory board which
is responsible for establishing entry requirements and rules and regulations
for the academy.

For additional details regarding the Permian Basin Law Enforcement
Academy, visit the PBLEA website.


DUE DATES -- PBRPC - 2021-22 Criminal Grant Application
Processing Dates for Funding through the Governor's Office
- Criminal Justice Division -- CLICK HERE

PBRPC - FY22 Grant Application Workshop hand-out

PBRPC - Policies on Grant Application Submission

Office of the Governor - eGrants User Guide to Creating an
Application -- CLICK HERE

PBRPC - 2020-21 Regional Criminal Justice Plan

Click Here to download the 2020-21 Regional Criminal Justice Plan
for the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission


Program Description

The Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC) Criminal
Justice Program assists local governments and non-profit entities with
the development of programs and projects designed to address particular
crime related community problems.

The program also coordinates the grant application review and priority
process required by the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the
Governor's Office


CJD develops guidelines and rules, monitors grant program operations
and fiscal compliance, and administers the grants awarded by the Governor.

At the regional level, PBRPC's Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
(CJAC) is responsible for reviewing and setting priorities for all criminal
justice applications. The Committee is composed of non -profit, mental
health, juvenile justice, law enforcement, victims services education,
prosecution/courts, drug abuse/prevention agencies and concerned

Grant Application Program Categories

General Victim Assistance - Direct Services Programs: The purpose of
this program is to provide services and assistance directly to victims of
crime to speed their recovery and aid them through the criminal justice
process. Services may include the following: responding to the emotional
and physical needs of crime victims; assisting victims in stabilizing their
lives after a victimization; assisting victims to understand and participate in
the criminal justice system; and providing victims with safety and security.

Violent Crimes Against Women Criminal Justice and Training
Projects - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and
Stalking Programs
: The purpose of this funding is to assist in developing
and strengthening effective law enforcement, prosecution and court
strategies to combat family violence, sexual assault, dating violence and
stalking crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim
services in such cases.

General Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs:
The purpose of the this program is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools and to improve the juvenile justice system and
develop effective education, training, prevention, diversion, treatment,
and rehabilitation programs in the area of juvenile delinquency.

Criminal Justice Programs: The purpose of this program is to reduce
crime and improve the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice Contact Information:

Dana Hill, Criminal Justice Program Director

(432) 563-1061

Dusty Land, Academy Training Coordinator
(432) 685-7992

A special thank you for members who serve our region; these members are:
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee Members