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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:
August 23, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


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 27, 2018, 8:00am –
August 31, 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 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:
September 6, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Missing and Exploited Children TCOLE # 3275

This course is intended as an introduction to issues related to responding to and investigating missing and exploited children cases. However, there are additional and advanced courses available on specific sub-topics included herein. Additional resources, courses, best practices, and manuals should be considered and consulted to develop a particular area of expertise. Many of the most current resources available are included or referenced herein. This course is available to satisfy the requirements of Texas Occupations Code Section 1701.402(k). 

Date/Time:
September 10, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $36.00


Advanced Instructor 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:
September 10, 2018, 8:00am –
September 13, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: $360.00


Mental Health Officer Course 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:
September 17, 2018, 8:00am –
September 21, 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 Disabilities Act.

Date/Time:
September 27, 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 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


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


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

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