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Classes for Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Current Classes

School Based Law Enforcement (SBLE), TCOLE #4064

This course is required for any School Resource Officer or peace officer providing law enforcement for a school district with a student population of 30,000 or more and that must obtain a School-Based Proficiency certificate. The School-Based Law Enforcement (SBLE) training course provides information about the best practices to use in an educational environment. This course will also include training in the following:

  • De-escalation techniques and techniques for limiting the use-of-force including the use of physical, mechanical, and chemical restraints
  • Child and adolescent development and psychology
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • The mental and behavioral health needs of children with disabilities or special needs
  • Positive behavioral interventions and supports
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Restorative justice techniques

Date/Time:
July 22, 2019, 8:00am –
July 24, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $75.00


New Supervisor Course- TCOLE # 3737

Required for all newly promoted supervisors, this course teaches the basics for making the transition from line officer to supervisor. Upon completion of the class, students will be able to set up and manage a counseling session and be able to recognize the major symptoms of burnout in their employees. Students will also be able to identify the basics of social skills and be able to function effectively by applying those skills in any type of setting either on or off duty.

The course meets the requirements for compliance with 1701.352 of the Occupations Code for new supervisor training.

The new supervisor course also updates its students about the following topics: TCOLE rules and legislative changes, role identification, values, ethics, principles, leadership styles, communication basics, counseling techniques, liability issues, civil rights, racial sensitivity, cultural diversity, and special investigative topics.

Date/Time:
July 23, 2019, 8:00am –
July 25, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $145.00


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:
August 1, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $25.00


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


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:
August 6, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $35.00


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


Advanced Human Trafficking TCOLE #3271

This will be an 8-hour in-service course for licensed peace officers AND the General Public!  The course will give officers information on identifying victims, investigating human trafficking, things to consider when rescuing victims and prosecuting traffickers, connecting victims to needed services, the need for a coordinated community response, and how state, federal, and global human trafficking concerns are connected. This course will be informational to the general public about what human trafficking is and how to be aware of it and how they can assist law enforcement. 

The instructor will use video, lecture and case summaries to provide an interesting and useful course to students.

Date/Time:
August 13, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 90 (Full Time, Day)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to take and pass an entrance exam scheduled for August 16, 2019 before they qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 90 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start Monday, Nov 18, 2019 and projected to end Friday, June 5, 2020.

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 on each section of the exam. Further BPOC qualification instructions will be given after the exam.

BPOCs are designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons. This is a 6 1/2 month, full time, day Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training). The Academy runs from 6:45 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and an occasional Saturday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Date/Time:
August 16, 2019, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $50.00


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 19, 2019, 8:00am –
August 23, 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


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:
September 23, 2019, 8:00am –
September 26, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 89 (Part time, Evenings)

The Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) is designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons.

This is a 8 to 9 month, part-time, course designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. most Saturdays.

Date/Time:
October 7, 2019, 6:00pm –
June 30, 2020, 10:00pm
Cost: $2600.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 90 (full-time, day)

The Basic Peace Officer Course is designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons.  This is a 6 1/2 month, full-time, police training academy which runs from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. This '4/10' schedule is intended to promote using less fuel during the weekly commute, to provide more study time for cadets, and to emulate a 10-hour work schedule used by most law enforcement agencies.

Date/Time:
November 18, 2019, 7:00am –
June 5, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $2600.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 91 (Part Time, Evenings)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to take and pass an entrance exam before they qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 91 which is scheduled to start Monday, Jul 9, 2020 and projected to end Friday, April 16, 2021. This BPOC is a Part-Time, Evening class held at CAPCOG.

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 on each section of the exam. Further BPOC qualification instructions will be given after the exam.

BPOCs are designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons. This is an 8-9 month, part-time, Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training) designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It runs from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and most Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Date/Time:
May 1, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $50.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 91 (Part-time, Evenings)

The Basic Peace Officer Course is designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam. Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized learning objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a Peace Officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons.

This is a 8-9 month, part-time, Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training) designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It runs from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and most Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Date/Time:
July 13, 2020, 6:00pm –
April 16, 2021, 10:00pm
Cost: $2600.00

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