Category: Training

RLEA begins training on de-escalation simulator

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Police agencies around the region have a new de-escalation training tool which they will soon be able to use at their own facilities. CAPCOG began instructing departments in July on using its Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) Range simulator. Training

Annual family caregiver conference moves online

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas moved their annual family caregiver conference, Striking a Balance, online to safely bring caregivers together in their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference

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CAPCOG teaches telecommunicators during pandemic

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The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division continues to deliver training to emergency telecommunicators amid the COVID-19 pandemic through live and prerecorded online courses, so they can enhance and hone their skills, learn new proficiencies, and complete state mandated training requirements in

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CAPCOG, TDA fund gas pump, card skimmer surveillance

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CAPCOG and the Texas Department of Agriculture have partnered to fund $75,000 of specialized surveillance patrols targeting credit- and debit-card skimmer crimes at gas stations throughout the region. CAPCOG will accept applications from local policing agencies until July 17. According

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37 CAPCOG cadets earn TCOLE peace officer’s licenses

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) recently graduated 37 cadets from two Basic Peace Officer Courses (BPOC) finishing in early May and June. After completing their 841 hours of course work, every cadet passed their Texas Commission on Law

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18 cadets graduate from CAPCOG’s 89th BPOC

CAPCOG’s Regional Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officers Course No. 89 graduated on June 5 after its cadets completed their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer exam. All 18 cadets passed on their first attempt, and nine scored a 90

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The Area Agency on Aging ramps up online programming for older adults

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP), a CAPCOG division, moved its health and wellness programs to a virtual setting so older adults can improve and maintain their physical health, mental health and manage the cycle of

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RLEA reschedules in-service training classes, BPOC exams

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The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy opened enrollment for in-service courses scheduled for July and is continuing to fill spots for a June and possibly September basic peace officer course (BPOC). CAPCOG suspended its in-service courses and BPOC testing through

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9-1-1 personnel from around region, nation, continent earn NENA certification at CAPCOG

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CAPCOG conducted a National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Center Manager Certificate Program in March for several of the region’s public safety answering point staff, but the week-long course also brought students from as far away from California, Virginia and the

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Region tests EOC capabilities, communications in exercise

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division’s 2020 Regional Exercise, which took place in February, simulated large wildfires in three counties to test the region’s ability to standup Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) and run multiple large-scale operations simultaneously. The exercise, which encompassed

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