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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 Disabilities Act.

Date/Time:
September 27, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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 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:
October 1, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


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 this one-day, 8-hour class. The course offers Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).

The course topics 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
  • 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. 

This two-day, 16-hour class goes beyond the basic armorers course and discusses advanced maintenances and service issues for the GLOCK pistol. Current armorers with at least 2-years’ experience are eligible for the Advanced Armorers Course.

The agenda for this course will consist of the following:

  • Introduction & Safety Rules
  • Review of Basic Armorers Course
  • Written Examination to Demonstrate Present Knowledge
  • Models / Product / Parts Displays & Discussions
  • Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Pistol (Multiple)
  • Examination & Discussion of Individual Parts
  • Generational Upgrades & Changes
  • Class Materials Review & Suggested Inspection Procedures
  • Review of Previous Day’s Information
  • Diagnosis & Repair – Variety of “Scenario” Pistols - All Generations (Practical Exercises - Minimum Score 90%) 
  • Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 90%)
  • Class Completion & Farewell

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


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:
October 8, 2018, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18.00


State and Federal Law Update, 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 Texas Peace Officers.

Date/Time:
October 9, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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 at 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:
October 10, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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

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:
October 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 Disabilities Act.

Date/Time:
October 25, 2018, 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:
October 29, 2018, 8:00am –
November 1, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


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:
November 5, 2018, 8:00am –
November 7, 2018, 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 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:
November 9, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


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:
December 3, 2018, 8:00am –
December 7, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Intermediate Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation, TCOLE # 2105

The course is designed to provide an understanding of the nature, legal aspects, history of, and causes of child abuse as well as the methods and special nature of investigating the subject.

Successful completion of this course will aid officers in recognizing signs of child abuse and neglect, and to perform the tasks necessary, when appropriate, to formulate an effective case that meets the probable cause elements. This course is a requirement for TCOLE Intermediate Certification.

Date/Time:
December 4, 2018, 8:00am –
December 6, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $216.00


Court Security Officer, TCOLE 10999

The purpose of the Court Security Officer class is to give the court security officer a basic understanding of the threats associated with court settings as well as technology and techniques for court security operations in compliance with Government Sec. 158.002. To qualify for a Court Security Certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements per Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 221, as well as completion of course #10999. 

Date/Time:
December 18, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00

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