Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission

PBLEA is a division of the Criminal Justice Department of the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC), and serves the 17-County region of the Planning Commission.  For more info on PBRPC see www.pbrpc.org.


PBLEA Basic Peace Officer Academy

Our mission for the PBLEA Basic Peace Officer Course is to train law enforcement recruits to be competent and confident Texas Peace Officers. 

We take this mission very seriously as all of our recruits are either employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency in the region, and they will immediately be serving as active peace officers on patrol after the academy.

Anyone interested in attending the Academy should contact their local Law Enforcement agency.  PBLEA works with Police Chiefs and Sheriffs in the region to constantly plan to enroll their employed or sponsored recruits in upcoming academies.


Welcome to The Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy


Director Jim Reynolds

Wesley Allen is the Deputy Director of the Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy.

He retired from the US Air Force in 2013 as a Master Sergeant after a 22-year career in the Munitions Systems career field.

He was a Training Instructor for the Air Force Munitions Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas and has worked as a Training Manager at both Aviano Air Base, Italy and at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas.

As a MSgt he operated as both an Assistant Flight Chief and the Section Chief and in those capacities oversaw the management, safety, education and training of the service men and women that were assigned to his area.

Wes holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University, an Associate of Science in Corporate Training and Development from Wayland Baptist University, an Associate of Science in Military Science and Instruction from the Community College of the Air Force, and an Associate of Science in Munitions Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the proud father of two grown children, Emily who lives in Austin and James, who lives in Littleton Colorado. His hobbies include computers, BBQ and cooking, reading and family.

TCLEOSE Testing Center

The P.B.L.E.A. is now offering on-line testing for the Basic Peace officer exam, Basic Jailer exam, Basic Telecommunicator exam and Investigative Hypnosis exam. The benefits to the online testing are:

  1. Immediate test results
  2. Location
  3. *Cost

If you are interested in using the Testing Center please contact, Tonna Rice at to set up a test time.

*If you are an active participant in the Regional Academy there is no charge for the use of the Testing Center, otherwise the cost is $25.00 per test.




The 97th session will begin August 15, 2016




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