How to Apply

Application Procedures for Administrative Officers Course

The Southern Police Institute selects mid-level officers to attend a 12-week Administrative Officer's Course offered twice a year.  Applications (PDF) should be made on forms which will be forwarded to interested persons on request.  Preference is granted to applicants holding command, supervisory, or administrative positions in their agency. A high school diploma ordinarily will be a prerequisite for acceptance, and applicants must take a placement test which will be administered by the Testing Service of the University of Louisville.  These tests may be given by qualified instructors near the residence of the applicants.

Important Documents and Information

AOC Application Checklist 

AOC Application (PDF)   Please check the AOC Dates for the application deadline.

Entrance Exam Instructions

Budget Planning (AOC Tuition, Housing, and Fees)


More Information

For additional information contact Mary Evans by phone at (502) 852-0334 or email

Budget Planning (AOC Tuition, Housing, and Fees)

The list of expense items has been prepared at the request of law enforcement administration to determine the cost of assigning an officer to the Southern Police Institute for the 12-week Administrative Officers Course. All numbers in this table are estimates and subject to change.

Tuition 1,700.00
Housing 4,800
Supplies 500.00
Resident Parking** 66.00
Application Processing
Undergraduate 25.00
Graduate 40.00
Total Estimated Cost
Undergraduate 7091.00
Graduate 7106.00

**For in-residence students only (parking permit for Yellow Lot behind Bettie Johnson Hall).

In addition to the items listed above, there are transportation expenses to and from the officer's home to the institute.  A one-week recess is scheduled to allow the students time to obtain and to develop information from their agencies which will assist them in completing required projects and achieving these objectives in the institute. It is suggested that the department pay all or part of the travel expenses for this mid-term recess. Meal allowances should be consistent with department practices for average medium-sized city such as Louisville, KY. 
Optional cost for use of the University of Louisville's Intramural and Recreational Sports Student Recreational Center is $98.00 per semester, payable by the student by cash, check, or credit card to the SRC directly, after arrival on-campus.

These suggested minimum expense items should be considered advisory only and not binding on any agency.

Any agency making an advance payment should make the payment for tuition and housing fees only.