The Dallas Texas Police Academy is 35 weeks long. Fort Worth’s academy is 31 weeks in length. The Texas Department of Public Safety, which includes the Texas Highway Patrol and the famed Texas Rangers, requires 23 weeks of training. Rangers must also have at least eight years of investigative experience.

The police academy in South Carolina is 12 weeks long, and there has been serious discussion about cutting that time back due to funding issues. Is South Carolina law enforcement trained to a level capable of responding to a Dallas-like incident?

Danny Crooks

Harbor Oaks Drive

Charleston