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Classes for Law Enforcement In-Service Training

Current Classes

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


HFRG/PPCT Threat Pattern Recognition Instructor Course, TCOLE #21013

PPCT specializes in developing use of force training that meets the multiple needs of administrators, trainers and practitioners. PPCTs methodology of conducting documented tactical, legal and medical research has made it a leader in its field and is the primary reason why the training is recognized to be effective in the field and defensible in the courtroom.

This course is designed to certify defensive tactics trainers to use the PPCT Defensive Tactics System. Students will learn how to take immediate control of a subject and apply other defensive tactic techniques, such as handcuffing and weapon retention. Students will receive training that will give them the necessary tools to train others in the use of the PPCT defensive tactics system. Students successfully completing the course will be certified as instructors in the PPCT System of Defensive Tactics.

Date/Time:
April 30, 2018, 8:00am –
May 4, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $450.00


HFRG/PPCT Threat Pattern Recognition Instructor Recertification Course, TCOLE #2040

This course is for the PPCT Instructor who needs to re-certify in order to keep his/her instructor certification current.  Recertification is required every 3 years in order for the PPCT instructor certification to remain valid.  Review and demonstration of skills are part of this hands-on course.

Date/Time:
May 3, 2018, 8:00am –
May 4, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $300.00


Advanced Instructor Course, TCOLE #1017

The Advanced Instructor Course is a 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


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:
May 14, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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


Crisis Intervention Training Update, TCOLE #3843

This course provides a review of the key concepts, safety techniques and communication skills initially taught to peace officers for when they respond to individuals in serious mental health crises. It helps officers understand mental illness and the tactics and techniques proven to work effectively when responding to such situations.

Date/Time:
May 30, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


Mental Health Officer, TCOLE #4001

The purpose of this course is to educate law enforcement officers about issues pertaining to serving as a mental health officer.

The course 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; and
  • intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

This course will serve as part of the standards necessary for certification as a mental health officer by TCOLE.

Date/Time:
June 4, 2018, 8:00am –
June 8, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Missing & Exploited Children, TCOLE #3275

The 4-hour Missing and Exploited Children course instructs peace officers about responding to and investigating cases involving abductions, children displaced by disasters, runaways, and more. It also teaches peace officers about investigating and responding to cases involving sexually abused children.

This course provides officers with a general overview of working on such cases.

Date/Time:
June 11, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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:
June 18, 2018, 8:00am –
June 20, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $180.00


Intermediate Crime Scene Search, TCOLE #2106

This course explains the objectives and legal obligations that must be followed during a crime scene search. 

TCOLE mandates this course for law enforcement officers to become an intermediate level peace officer.

Date/Time:
June 25, 2018, 8:00am –
June 28, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $288.00


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:
June 28, 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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