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Classes for Law Enforcement Officers

Current Classes

Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

Texas drivers traditionally received very little, if any, training on how to act when being stopped by law enforcement. The Community Safety Education Act (SB 30) seeks to change this by standardizing the training received by Texas drivers and law enforcement officers. The Act mandates that high school students and students receiving driver education and driver safety training receive consistent training in expected behaviors. The Civilian Interaction Training course is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. A peace officer or reserve law enforcement officer who holds a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, issued on or before January 1, 2018, shall complete this training program not later than January 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
April 23, 2019, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18.00


State and Federal Law Update, TCOLE 3185

Multiple bills passed by the 85th Legislature will have an impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statues, and new laws. By pursuing equality in justice and ensuring public safety, Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes.

Date/Time:
April 23, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


De-Escalation Techniques: Limiting the Use of Force in Public Interaction, TCOLE # 1849

This course improves officers’ response to incidents involving people in crisis who are behaving erratically. It emphasizes public and officer safety while teaching tactical de-escalation to reduce the intensity of an encounter with a suspect. The training enables officers with additional options for voluntary compliance and to mitigate the need for a higher level of force while they maintain control of the situation.

Mandated with the passage of the Sandra Bland Act (SB 1849) by the Texas Legislature in 2017, officers with only a basic proficiency certificate are now required to obtain 8-hours of TCOLE approved de-escalation training every 48-months. This class is also required for officers who wish to obtain either an Intermediate or Advanced certificate.

Date/Time:
April 25, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


Interacting with Drivers Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, TCOLE #7887

Law enforcement officers who enroll in this TCOLE mandated course will learn about using appropriate techniques to interact and communicate with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will receive practical training on how to effectively communicate by themselves but also learn when an interpreter may be required.

As part of the course, officers will learn how to identify someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They also will learn regulations for law enforcement agencies regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Date/Time:
April 25, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Intermediate Use of Force - TCOLE 2107

This course is a requirement for the Intermediate Level Peace Officer certificate.Course is designed as an overview of terminology and concepts concerning factors and situations where the use of force may be likely.

Date/Time:
April 29, 2019, 8:00am –
April 30, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $144.00


Child Safety Check Alert List TCOLE 4068

This important course details the Child Safety Check Alert List law (CSCAL), the purpose of the Child Safety Alert Check List, and instructs Texas Peace Officers and Department of Family & Protective Service personnel on the proper Child Safety Alert Check List reporting methods. Additionally, this course presents the difference between CSCAL and other lists, law enforcement authority, Child Protective Services (CPS) involvement, and more. Per HB 2053 and Section 1701.402 of the Occupations Code, subsection (m), this course is a requirement for an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate issued on or after January 1, 2016.

Date/Time:
May 2, 2019, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

Texas drivers traditionally received very little, if any, training on how to act when being stopped by law enforcement. The Community Safety Education Act (SB 30) seeks to change this by standardizing the training received by Texas drivers and law enforcement officers. The Act mandates that high school students and students receiving driver education and driver safety training receive consistent training in expected behaviors. The Civilian Interaction Training course is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. A peace officer or reserve law enforcement officer who holds a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, issued on or before January 1, 2018, shall complete this training program not later than January 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
May 2, 2019, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $18.00


OC Aerosol Instructor Course, TCOLE 3343

Gain detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projectors. This 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all OC products. The student will also acquire specific information in Defense Technology® OC products, including all formulations, blends and spray patterns, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

Date/Time:
May 6, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


Canine Encounters, TCOLE #4065

Did you know 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States? Did you know on an average peace officers will encounter a dog in one of three residences to which they respond? This four hour course covers the legal definition of a dangerous canine, Texas requirements for notifying the owner of the animal, where to find information about dangerous canines and how to read a dog’s body language. The Canine Encounters course is designed to meet law enforcement officers’ educational requirements as established by legislature in HB 593.

Date/Time:
May 7, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Intermediate Arrest, Search and Seizure - TCOLE 2108

The course teaches officers about using probable cause, seeking and preparing search warrants, and detaining and arresting individuals.  The Intermediate Arrest, Search, and Seizure course educates officers about the criminal court process and the possibility of civil liability.  Juvenile justice procedures regarding the topics also are discussed during this course.

Date/Time:
May 13, 2019, 8:00am –
May 14, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $144.00


Racial Profiling TCOLE # 3256

The course covers the legal aspects, law enforcement policy, and liability issues concerning racial profiling and is designed to meet the educational requirement for racial profiling established by legislative mandate:  77R-SB1074.

Date/Time:
May 20, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Identity Theft, TCOLE 3277

This curriculum is designed to instruct the student in recognizing the types of identity crime, personal and financial identifiers, current trends of identity theft and is designed to meet the educational requirements for identity crimes training established by legislative mandate: SB473-(78Reg).

Date/Time:
May 20, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


State and Federal Law Update, TCOLE 3185

Multiple bills passed by the 85th Legislature will have an impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statues, and new laws. By pursuing equality in justice and ensuring public safety, Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes.

Date/Time:
May 28, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

Texas drivers traditionally received very little, if any, training on how to act when being stopped by law enforcement. The Community Safety Education Act (SB 30) seeks to change this by standardizing the training received by Texas drivers and law enforcement officers. The Act mandates that high school students and students receiving driver education and driver safety training receive consistent training in expected behaviors. The Civilian Interaction Training course is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. A peace officer or reserve law enforcement officer who holds a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, issued on or before January 1, 2018, shall complete this training program not later than January 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
May 28, 2019, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $18.00


Interacting with Drivers Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, TCOLE #7887

Law enforcement officers who enroll in this TCOLE mandated course will learn about using appropriate techniques to interact and communicate with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will receive practical training on how to effectively communicate by themselves but also learn when an interpreter may be required.

As part of the course, officers will learn how to identify someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They also will learn regulations for law enforcement agencies regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Date/Time:
May 30, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Basic Instructor, TCOLE #1014

This professional skill development course is for peace officers desiring to earn a TCOLE Instructor Certificate.

Students will receive instruction on the theory of the learning process while practicing how to write learning objectives and develop teaching materials and lesson plans. This is an intense, time consuming course. Students should be prepared for homework. The student should also be proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint; students must bring a laptop to class with PowerPoint capabilities and must have access to a printer for homework assignments.

Date/Time:
June 3, 2019, 8:00am –
June 6, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement -  TCOLE # 2109

This is a required course for Intermediate Peace Officer Proficiency Certification. It is designed to develop speaking and listening skills and to promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic population in the state of Texas.  

The utmost concern is to provide a foundation in the Spanish language that will not only lead to a strong repertoire for communicating with Spanish-speaking people, but also to the provision of officer safety.

Date/Time:
June 10, 2019, 8:00am –
June 12, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $216.00


Eyewitness/Evidence Identification TCOLE #3286

The goal of this curriculum is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of how the implementation of recommended protocols, or best practices, can improve the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness evidence. Peace Officers performing the function of eyewitness identification, as designated by their agency, must first complete the Eyewitness Identification course (3286), beginning 01/01/18 (Rule 218.3(d)).

Date/Time:
June 11, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


Canine Encounters, TCOLE #4065

Did you know 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States? Did you know on an average peace officers will encounter a dog in one of three residences to which they respond? This four hour course covers the legal definition of a dangerous canine, Texas requirements for notifying the owner of the animal, where to find information about dangerous canines and how to read a dog’s body language. The Canine Encounters course is designed to meet law enforcement officers’ educational requirements as established by legislature in HB 593.

Date/Time:
June 13, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


HFRG/PPCT Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Instructor Course

HFRG/PPCT SHARP INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM

The HFRG/PPCT SHARP Instructor Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required. Principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack are stressed in this program. Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, HFRG/PPCT has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety.

Male instructors are welcome. Course does not require any specific equipment to be purchased from HfRG/PPCT, unlike other women's self-defense programs.

Course topics:

*Survival Learning Research

*Prevention Psychology

*Managing Social or Professional Physical Harassment

*Sexual Assault Countermeasures

Date/Time:
June 17, 2019, 8:00am –
June 19, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $300.00


Investigation of Cyberstalking TCOLE # 3373

This 8-hour course provides local law enforcement officers with training that will help them in their efforts to prevent, respond to, and investigate cyberstalking.

Date/Time:
June 25, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Eyewitness/Evidence Identification TCOLE #3286

The goal of this curriculum is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of how the implementation of recommended protocols, or best practices, can improve the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness evidence. Peace Officers performing the function of eyewitness identification, as designated by their agency, must first complete the Eyewitness Identification course (3286), beginning 01/01/18 (Rule 218.3(d)).

Date/Time:
July 8, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


Canine Encounters, TCOLE #4065

Did you know 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States? Did you know on an average peace officers will encounter a dog in one of three residences to which they respond? This four hour course covers the legal definition of a dangerous canine, Texas requirements for notifying the owner of the animal, where to find information about dangerous canines and how to read a dog’s body language. The Canine Encounters course is designed to meet law enforcement officers’ educational requirements as established by legislature in HB 593.

Date/Time:
July 8, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Basic Civil Process,  TCOLE # 3131

The Basic Civil Process Course covers the civil jurisdiction of courts, officer’s responsibilities, the rules and codes that govern the service and return of civil citations, writs, subpoenas and other documents.

This is a course designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for processing and serving civil process paperwork. The Basic Civil Process course covers the civil jurisdiction of courts, officer’s responsibilities, the rules and codes that govern the service and return of civil citations, wits, subpoenas and other documents. As part of the 40 hour training requirements for Peace Officers, Deputy constables must complete 20 hours of Civil Process each 48-month training cycle.

Date/Time:
July 10, 2019, 8:00am –
July 12, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $180.00


40-Hour Crisis Intervention Training Class TCOLE #1850

This course provides the key concepts, safety techniques and communication skills for peace officers to use when they respond to individuals in a serious mental health crisis. It covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include:

  • indicators of mental illness
  • understanding mental illness
  • documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system
  • intervention strategies for dealing with low and high risk situations

The former 16-hour Crisis Intervention Training ceased to exist on April 1, 2018. For officers licensed after April 1, 2018, who have not had this new Crisis Intervention Training as part of their BPOC, this is a required course and must be taken within two years of license issuance. For officers who were licensed before April 1, 2018, this is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed or the date an officer applies for an intermediate proficiency certificate, whichever date is earlier.

Date/Time:
August 5, 2019, 8:00am –
August 9, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Firearms Instructor Course, TCOLE #2222

This is a professional skill development training for peace officers desiring the TCOLE Firearms Instructor Certificate. The Firearms Instructor’s Course is a weeklong, 40-hour course designed to cover handguns and shotguns.

The course starts with two qualification courses that must be passed with advanced proficiency. Students will receive theory and practice in Range Safety/Management, Course Design, and Liability Issues. There are several classroom presentations/lectures throughout the week including student teach backs and student run courses of fire.

Date/Time:
August 12, 2019, 8:00am –
August 16, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Photographing Family Violence Injuries TCOLE # 4011

This 24-hour, in-service course for licensed peace officers offers guidance on appropriately using photographs to document domestic violence cases and prosecute perpetrators. Attendees will be instructed on proper photographing techniques and given the opportunity to practice and develop skills needed to take photos that can be used as evidence in family violence cases.

Date/Time:
August 28, 2019, 8:00am –
August 30, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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