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Classes for Law Enforcement In-Service Training

Current Classes

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 average peace officers will encounter a dog in one of three residences to which they respond? This eight-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 22, 2018, 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 Disability Act.

Date/Time:
January 25, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $30.00


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:
January 29, 2018, 8:00am –
January 31, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $216.00


Officers and Agencies of Character, TCOLE #3751

This three-day course educates officers about how improving their personal character can instill better communication skills, help resolve conflict, and prepare them for leadership.

Day number one, “Becoming an Officer and a Leader of Character”, discusses the foundation of habits of good character. It focuses on teaching lessons about:

  • Understanding the role of individual character in a leader’s ability to lead on the job and at home
  • Understanding the two most common reasons leaders fail
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in personal character
  • Developing an individual plan for strengthening your weaknesses

Day number two, “Communication, Conflict, and Coaching”, works on the development of individual communication skills and explains how character can affect a person’s communications. It teaches lessons on:

  • Understanding the leader’s role in communicating and coaching others
  • Developing conflict resolution strategies based on personality styles
  • Developing coaching plans for high, average, and low performers

Day number three, “Leading a Team of Character”, provides lessons about the effects of someone’s character on the team they lead. Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the five strategies to developing trust
  • Implementing strategies to develop trust on teams
  • Understanding the leader’s responsibility for Organizational Character
  • Implementing the Five Steps for developing Organizational Character

Date/Time:
February 6, 2018, 8:00am –
February 8, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $495.00


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 Disability Act.

Date/Time:
February 22, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


State & Federal Law Updates, TCOLE #3185

This class instructs law enforcement officers in the changes and updates to the law as occurred during the 85th Legislative Session of the Texas Congress. This class is mandatory for Peace Officers.

Date/Time:
March 5, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Courtroom Security Officer Course, TCOLE #10999

This course provides court security officers with an understanding of the threats associated with courtroom settings as well as technology and techniques used for courtroom security operations. Courtroom Security Officer is a TCOLE approved course intended for all personnel designated to obtain basic certification in court security pursuant to Government Code Section 158.002.  

Date/Time:
March 6, 2018, 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 Disability Act.

Date/Time:
March 22, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Basic Instructor Course, TCOLE #1014

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

Students will receive theory and practice about the learning process, writing learning objectives, developing teaching material, and lesson plan development. This is an intense, time consuming course. Be prepared for homework. Access to a computer and printer is highly recommended.

Date/Time:
April 2, 2018, 8:00am –
April 6, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Courtroom Security Officer Course, TCOLE #10999

This course provides court security officers with an understanding of the threats associated with courtroom settings as well as technology and techniques used for courtroom security operations. Courtroom Security Officer is a TCOLE approved course intended for all personnel designated to obtain basic certification in court security pursuant to Government Code Section 158.002.  

Date/Time:
April 12, 2018, 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 Disability Act.

Date/Time:
April 26, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Advanced Instructor Course, TCOLE #1017

The Advanced Instructor Course is professional skill development training for peace officers seeking a TCOLE Advanced Instructor Certificate. During the course, law enforcement officers will be taught advanced theories about the learning process. They will receive advanced practice for writing learning objectives and developing teaching materials and lesson plans. This is an intense and time consuming course.   

Date/Time:
May 14, 2018, 8:00am –
May 18, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


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 Disability Act.

Date/Time:
May 24, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Glock Armorer, TCOLE #4018

To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/retired law enforcement peace officer. 

Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one day (8 hour) class.  

Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).

Course will include: Safety Rules; Safe Action System Design; Function of Safeties; Unloading & Clearing; Field Stripping & Reassembly; Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide; Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver; Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement; Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol; Options / Alternate Parts Offered; and Sights / Tools· Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides.

NOTE: This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.

Date/Time:
October 2, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $250.00


Advanced Glock Armorer, TCOLE #4018

To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/retired law enforcement peace officer. 

Two day (16 hour) class that goes beyond the basic armorers course and discusses advanced maintenance and service issues for the GLOCK pistol.

Current armorers with at least 2 years’ experience are eligible for the Advanced Armorers Course (AA).

Course will include: Safety Rules; Review of Basic Armorers Course; Models/Product/Parts Displays & Discussions; Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Pistol (Multiple); Examination & Discussion of Individual Parts; Generational Upgrades & Changes; Suggested Inspection Procedures; Diagnosis & Repair - Variety of "Scenario" Pistols - All Generations; and Practical Exercises

NOTE: This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.

Date/Time:
October 3, 2018, 8:00am –
October 4, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00

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