The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy has a new set of wheels for cadets to practice their driving skills in the form of a 2023 Dodge Charger GT Blacktop.


“This vehicle will be utilized by the cadets for professional police driving which entails instruction on evasive maneuvers, controlled braking and reverse operations,” said GC LEA Program Director, Barton Stephenson. “The vehicle will also be used for all response approach and traffic stop scenarios. It is a wonderful resource for our students to receive hands-on training.”


The new GC LEA vehicle has a 3.6-liter V-6, 24V VVT engine with a 300-horsepower rating, and is equipped with Whelen Inner Edge light bars and a 100-watt siren.


The college’s LEA vehicle cost $36,865 and was funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s True Grant.


For more information about the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy, visit, call 409-944-1263, or email



Galveston College was founded in 1967 and is a comprehensive community college providing the residents of Galveston Island and the surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education and community service programs.