6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

T:  (512) 916-6000
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Classes for Law Enforcement Officers

Current Classes

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.

January 9, 2023, 8:00am –
January 12, 2023, 5:00pm
Cost: $380.00

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.

January 23, 2023, 8:00am –
January 27, 2023, 5:00pm
Cost: $380.00

Tx Law Enforcement Peer Network - TCOLE 6040

The Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network needs Peers who are willing to stand in the gap between hope and hopelessness for fellow officers.

In 2019, 228 police officers died by suicide in the United States, eclipsing line-of-duty deaths that same year by nearly 60 percent.  In 2021, that number increased to 632 law enforcement deaths and nearly 25% of those were self-inflicted. Suicide ranked second among law enforcement deaths that year.  Removing COVID-19 deaths, suicides claimed the lives of 49% of United States law enforcement deaths.

The Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network (TLEPN) was established out of Senate Bill 64 (87th Texas Legislature).  TLEPN is a state-wide program designed to give Texas law enforcement officers access to resources and end law enforcement suicides. The Caruth Police Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas, partnered with The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute to train active police officers to be peers to help fellow officers address stressors, trauma, fatigue, and other needs to help combat workforce burnout and end police suicide and self-harm.  Officers do not need to currently be a peer or part of a peer team.

Cops Helping Cops

TLEPN relies on active peace officers to serve as volunteers.  Peers will be trained and mentored to assist fellow officers, across the State, to manage the stressors of life, both on and off duty.  Officers will receive the required TCOLE 6400 course and TLEPN orientation training, and peer registration into the TLEPN mobile app.  This uniquely designed software application can be confidentially downloaded onto smartphones to allow peers and officers in need with a direct connection to resources.

The app does not collect, store, or track personal information, cookies, or data. Officers utilizing the network will have anonymity and are able to use screen names without their individual data being recorded. Officers will be provided a safe and anonymous environment to share their experiences, needs, and concerns without fear of negative consequences.  Anonymity and confidentiality are assured.  SB 64 legislation also prohibits any information from being shared and or being used as action against a licensee.  

Resilient officers are better prepared and more capable of professionally serving. Help us help officer resiliency better serve the needs of their communities, fellow officers, and families.

February 7, 2023, 8:00am –
February 8, 2023, 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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