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Classes for Law Enforcement Officers

Current Classes

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:
June 6, 2022, 8:00am –
June 8, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $380.00


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:
June 10, 2022, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


Law Enforcement - Threat Liaison Officer

The Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) Basic course is a four-hour class designed to provide an overview of the Austin Regional Intelligence Center Threat Liaison Officer (ARIC TLO) Program. The training program is designed for line-level, law-enforcement personnel who have the ability, background, and desire to share and receive pertinent information regarding criminal and terroristic threats at the local, state, and national level. This training will allow the TLO to have access to all relevant resources available through the information sharing network and will cover the following topics:

  • ARIC Overview
  • 1st Amendment Protections
  • Suspicious Activity Indicators
  • Reporting Suspicious Activity
  • Scenarios

This course is limited to law enforcement personnel only.

Date/Time:
June 14, 2022, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free


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:
June 21, 2022, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


HFRG/PPCT Threat Pattern Recognition Instructor Recertification Course, TCOLE #2040

This 16 hour HFRG/PPCT Defensive Tactics course is for a current instructor who needs to recertify within the system. All other topics previously covered in the PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Manual will be reviewed. Heavy emphasis will be placed on Chapter 12 of the new training manual; Identifying the Limits of Firefight Performance

Course Topics & 12 Instructor Certifications:

Threat Pattern Recognition Human Factors/Survival Learning Research
Control Principles Tactical Handcuffing
Pressure Points Control Tactics Joint Locks/Takedowns
Defensive Counterstrikes Defensive Counterstrikes
Shoulder Pin Impact Weapon System
Weapon Retention & Disarming Instructor Development Protocol

Date/Time:
July 14, 2022, 8:00am –
July 15, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00


HFRG/PPCT Threat Pattern Recognition Instructor Course, #2040

This 40 hour PPCT Defensive Tactics course is for a new instructor who needs to obtain a certification within the system. The PPCT Defensive Tactics System is the first subject control system developed through Tactical, Legal, Medical, and Human Factors research.
Tactically, the system addresses the most common types of resistance officers encounter, allowing the instructor to maximize training on job-related techniques. Legally, the PPCT System teaches a simple use of force continuum that clarifies the appropriate force level for every level of resistance. Medical research was conducted on every PPCT technique to refine technique efficiency and to ensure the medical implications were proportional to the level of resistance. Human Factors addresses human capabilities and limitations within a specific domain.

The instructor will receive an instructor manual with the latest research done on Threat
Pattern Recognition.

Course Topics & 12 Instructor Certifications:
Threat Pattern Recognition Human Factors/Survival Learning Research
Control Principles Tactical Handcuffing
Pressure Points Control Tactics Joint Locks/Takedowns
Defensive Counterstrikes Defensive Counterstrikes
Shoulder Pin Impact Weapon System
Weapon Retention & Disarming Instructor Development Protocol

Date/Time:
July 18, 2022, 8:00am –
July 22, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $500.00


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:
July 28, 2022, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


HFRG/PPCT Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Instructor Course

The HFRG/PPCT SHARP Instructor Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of women when control methods and assault prevention methods are required. Principles and strategies for effectively reducing the likelihood of assault through actual techniques of countering an attack are stressed in this program. Utilizing efficient and effective methods of subject control that do not rely on size and strength, HFRG/PPCT has developed a training system that can be used by just about everyone who is interested in personal safety.

Male instructors are welcome. Course does not require any specific equipment to be purchased from HFRG/PPCT, unlike other women's self-defense programs.

Course topics and Taught by PPCT Staff and IT Instructors

  • Survival Learning Research
  • Prevention Psychology
  • Managing Social or Professional Physical Harassment
  • Sexual Assault Countermeasures

Date/Time:
August 1, 2022, 8:00am –
August 3, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00


OC Aerosol Instructor Course, TCOLE 78031

This course will certify an individual in the use of law enforcement brand OC defense sprays. It is a one day course consisting of classroom lecture and physical skill demonstration. This course will require the user to employ, and care for contaminated subjects as well as receive a full face exposure (with the brand the agency carries) and complete a practical exercise once contaminated.

Topics covered: History of law enforcement chemical weapons Physiological Effectives of defense sprays Custody related deaths/Use of Force Issues OC active Ingredients Defense spray patterns Written exam Measurement of Effectives Care and handling Practical exercises Performed Composition of modern defense sprays Decontamination Procedures

The instructor will receive an Instructor Manual, as well as digital copies of a student manual, PowerPoint presentation, Instructor Lesson Plan/Outline, written exam, practical exam and schematic of a wash out station.

Date/Time:
August 4, 2022, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $300.00


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:
August 11, 2022, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00

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