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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.

Date/Time:
April 13, 2020, 8:00am –
April 16, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Downloading Skimmer Data # 3371

******Prerequisites: Online Gas Skimmer Investigations #3371 must be taken before this hands-on downloading skimmer data class can be taken.  The prerequisite class is a free, online class that can be taken from most devices at the following link: https://capcog.litmos.com/self-signup/ .  Then enter your name, email and CODE = Skim3371. You will then need to set up your account with a user name, password, PID, etc. (Fields with asterisks cannot be left blank).

This Downloading skimmer data class will cover the recommended procedures to download information from skimmers found in gas pumps. It will include how to open the skimmer and how to see the information that has been obtained illegally. Students will need to bring the following materials to class:

SMAKN USB Programmer CH341A Series Burner Chip 24 EEPROM BIOS LCD

Writer 25 SPI Flash ($10.90 on Amazon)

Signstek SOIC8 SOP8 Flash Chip IC Test Clips Socket Adapter Programmer BIOS

($11.99 on Amazon)

Parser program will be provided by instructor. The equipment listed is recommended

but not necessary to receive credit. This course is 4 hours of TCOLE Credit.

Date/Time:
April 13, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Free


Intermediate Arrest, Search and Seizure - TCOLE 2108

The course teaches officers about using probable cause, seeking and preparing search warrants, and detaining and arresting individuals.  The Intermediate Arrest, Search, and Seizure course educates officers about the criminal court process and the possibility of civil liability.  Juvenile justice procedures regarding the topics also are discussed during this course.

Date/Time:
April 20, 2020, 8:00am –
April 21, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $55.00


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:
May 4, 2020, 8:00am –
May 8, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

The Community Safety Education Act seeks to standardize training Texas drivers and peace officers receive for interacting with each other during stops. This course fulfills the requirement of the act for peace officers to receive similar training to what high school, driver education, and driver safety students are now learning about expected police behaviors.

The mandated course is to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date an officer was licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. Peace officers or reserve law enforcement officers who hold a TCOLE license issued on or before Jan. 1, 2018, shall complete this training program no later than Jan. 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
May 11, 2020, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

The Community Safety Education Act seeks to standardize training Texas drivers and peace officers receive for interacting with each other during stops. This course fulfills the requirement of the act for peace officers to receive similar training to what high school, driver education, and driver safety students are now learning about expected police behaviors.

The mandated course is to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date an officer was licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. Peace officers or reserve law enforcement officers who hold a TCOLE license issued on or before Jan. 1, 2018, shall complete this training program no later than Jan. 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
May 11, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $18.00


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:
June 1, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $35.00


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:
June 8, 2020, 8:00am –
June 11, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Online Gas Skimming Investigations # 3371

This course is an online class that can be taken from most devices at https://capcog.litmos.com/self-signup/. After following the link, enter your name, email, the code Skim3371, and any other information to register for the site.

Welcome to the world of gas skimming investigations. Gas skimming has spread across the nation and is a last frontier for non EMV transaction fraud. Victims are losing millions of dollars and it’s time for a standard method of investigation.

This hands on class walks the student through the scope of the problem, patrol awareness, gas skimmer device technologies, Texas criminal statutes relating to skimming, and proven investigative techniques. These investigative tactics have been successful in capturing over 40+ gas skimmer suspects in Texas Investigations over the last 3 years. Texas Law Enforcement attendees will receive 8 hours of TCOLE credit.

Date/Time:
September 29, 2020, 12:00am –
September 30, 2021, 10:59pm
Cost: Free

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