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Classes for Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Current Classes

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:
January 28, 2019, 8:00am –
January 30, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $216.00


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:
January 31, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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:
February 6, 2019, 8:00am –
February 8, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 89 (full-time)

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. 89 which is scheduled to start Monday, Mar 25, 2019 and end Friday, Sept 13, 2019.

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 BPOC is a 6-month, full-time, police training academy which runs from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 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 ten-hour work schedule used by most law enforcement agencies.

Date/Time:
February 8, 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $50.00


Field Training Officer Course TCOLE # 3702

This course teaches how to provide supervised field training for new recruits in any law enforcement discipline. The goal is to transition the recruit from a classroom setting to an actual hands-on assignment. The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching and evaluation, remedial training and record keeping. The course is designed to provide training guidance and training aspects to future Field Training Officers in the area of law enforcement, including peace officers, jailers, telecommunication operators, correction officers, public service officers, etc. This course also introduces and teaches the student the History and Purpose of Field Training, Training Methodologies and Techniques, Counseling, the Evaluation Process, and the importance of Documentation. Each student must demonstrate (evaluated at the end of the course) the basic knowledge required to effectively apply all applications of the training.

Date/Time:
February 11, 2019, 8:00am –
February 13, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $216.00


Cyberstalking (Prevention and Awareness)

This 8-hour course provides individuals of the general public with information and techniques they can use to protect themselves from cyberstalking.

Date/Time:
February 14, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


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:
February 15, 2019, 8:00am – 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:
February 18, 2019, 8:00am –
February 21, 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:
February 18, 2019, 8:00am –
February 22, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Law Enforcement Remington Armorer’s School - Shotgun

At these factory sponsored training sessions, students can acquire in-depth training on service, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, factory authorized modification, disassembly, and re-assembly techniques for all Remington law enforcement shotguns and rifles, in short, it's everything they'll need to keep these firearms in peak working order at all times.

Regardless of the location, after successful completion of the course, which includes practical and written examination, the student will receive a certificate valid for a period of three years.

Date/Time:
March 11, 2019, 8:00am –
March 12, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $475.00


Human Trafficking TCOLE #3270

This will be an 8-hour in-service course for licensed peace officers. The course will give officers information on identifying victims, investigating human trafficking, things to consider when recuing 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. The instructor will use video, lecture and case summaries to provide an interesting and useful course to students.

Date/Time:
March 11, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Law Enforcement Remington Armorer’s School - M700 Rifle

At these factory sponsored training sessions, students can acquire in-depth training on service, inspection, troubleshooting, repair, factory authorized modification, disassembly, and re-assembly techniques for all Remington law enforcement shotguns and rifles, in short, it's everything they'll need to keep these firearms in peak working order at all times.

Regardless of the location, after successful completion of the course, which includes practical and written examination, the student will receive a certificate valid for a period of three years.

Date/Time:
March 13, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $250.00


Processing the Sexual Assault Crime Scene TCOLE # 2017

Processing the Sexual Assault Crime Scene – This will be a 24-hour in-service course for licensed peace officers. During this 3-day course, officers will receive a refresher on basic investigative techniques with an emphasis and focus on techniques that are of particular importance to a sexual assault investigation. Protocols for collecting and processing evidence will be a major focus during this course, which will include both lecture and scenarios. Students must bring a digital camera to the class. Limited to 24 students.

Date/Time:
March 18, 2019, 8:00am –
March 20, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention

This will be an 8-hour course open to the public. The course is meant to provide women with principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through both confrontation avoidance and actual techniques of countering an attack. Instructors will use both lecture and hands on practice to deliver this training in a way that provides the most benefit to students.

Date/Time:
March 19, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention

This will be an 8-hour course open to the public. The course is meant to provide women with principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through both confrontation avoidance and actual techniques of countering an attack. Instructors will use both lecture and hands on practice to deliver this training in a way that provides the most benefit to students.

Date/Time:
March 21, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 89 (full-time, day)

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 6-month, full-time, police training academy which runs from 6:45 a.m. to 5:45 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:
October 7, 2019, 6:30am –
April 3, 2020, 5:30pm
Cost: $2600.00

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