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Classes for Law Enforcement In-Service Training

Current Classes

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:
June 25, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


Eyewitness/Evidence Identification TCOLE #3286

The goal of this curriculum is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of how the implementation of recommended protocols, or best practices, can improve the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness evidence. Peace Officers performing the function of eyewitness identification, as designated by their agency, must first complete the Eyewitness Identification course (3286), beginning 01/01/18 (Rule 218.3(d)).

Date/Time:
July 8, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $72.00


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:
July 8, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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:
July 9, 2019, 8:00am – 10:00am
Cost: $18.00


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:
July 9, 2019, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $18.00


Basic Civil Process,  TCOLE # 3131

The Basic Civil Process Course covers the civil jurisdiction of courts, officer’s responsibilities, the rules and codes that govern the service and return of civil citations, writs, subpoenas and other documents.

This is a course designed for law enforcement personnel responsible for processing and serving civil process paperwork. The Basic Civil Process course covers the civil jurisdiction of courts, officer’s responsibilities, the rules and codes that govern the service and return of civil citations, wits, subpoenas and other documents. As part of the 40 hour training requirements for Peace Officers, Deputy constables must complete 20 hours of Civil Process each 48-month training cycle.

Date/Time:
July 10, 2019, 8:00am –
July 12, 2019, 5:00pm
Cost: $180.00


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:
July 16, 2019, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $45.00


Juvenile Issues TCOLE # 3617

Students will learn the similarities as well as differences between crimes that are committed by an adult versus a juvenile. Students will gain an understanding of why the juvenile process differs and specifically when procedures deviate from what is done with adults.  Students will study the terminology used in juvenile investigations as well as learning about how a juvenile case moves through the criminal justice system.  Students will acquire information concerning who can consent for medical treatment for a child and when and/or how notifications to parents must be made.  Students will participate in group exercises by reviewing actual cases in which the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the offense. The exercises will require the students to use information from the class to discuss and make decisions about the scenario regarding juvenile issues.

Date/Time:
July 17, 2019, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $40.00


Juvenile Issues TCOLE # 3617

Students will learn the similarities as well as differences between crimes that are committed by an adult versus a juvenile. Students will gain an understanding of why the juvenile process differs and specifically when procedures deviate from what is done with adults.  Students will study the terminology used in juvenile investigations as well as learning about how a juvenile case moves through the criminal justice system.  Students will acquire information concerning who can consent for medical treatment for a child and when and/or how notifications to parents must be made.  Students will participate in group exercises by reviewing actual cases in which the suspect was a juvenile at the time of the offense. The exercises will require the students to use information from the class to discuss and make decisions about the scenario regarding juvenile issues.

Date/Time:
July 18, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $40.00


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:
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


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


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

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