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Classes for Law Enforcement Officers

Current Classes

Law Enforcement Tactical Trauma Course (TCOLE # 3835)

Created for Law Enforcement Officers who want to understand and utilize the concepts of self-aid and buddy-care, care under fire, and tactical field care for maximizing chances of survival after sustaining life-threatening injury.

Prepared by experienced professionals from law enforcement, armed services and emergency medical backgrounds, this course utilizes actual officer down scenarios with a focus on the medical strategies that should be employed to better treat the range of injuries identified as causes of preventable death.

This is a hands-on course utilizing force on force, active shooter and stress inoculation to build the officer’s confidence and skill set in combining physical law enforcement tactics and battlefield proven life-saving medical intervention.

The LETTC course is two days of intense instruction, accommodating the needs of law enforcement officers who face life or death situations. It is rigorous, hands-on learning, with limited classroom downtime. It includes aggressive medical strategies that go well beyond the basic first responder skills taught to most police officers. Area of instruction and emphasis include tourniquet use, wound packing, airway control techniques, bleeding and circulation management, active shooter scenarios, providing care under intense gunfire, tactical rescue and evacuation.

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Date/Time:
June 21, 2021, 8:00am –
June 22, 2021, 8:00pm
Cost: $450.00


SFST Practitioner TCOLE # 2067

This training course uses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Testing curriculum and prepares Peace Officers to detect impaired drivers and administer and interpret the results of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Date/Time:
June 21, 2021, 8:00am –
June 23, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


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:
June 22, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $45.00


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 Jan. 1, 2018 (Rule 218.3(d)).

Date/Time:
June 24, 2021, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00


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:
June 28, 2021, 8:00am –
June 30, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $195.00


Taser Instructor Course TCOLE # 3344

This Taser Instructor course is hosted by the Axon Academy by a Sr. Master Taser Instructor. At the completion of the course, students will be able to instruct new users. See links below for registration instructions and more information.

Minimum of 10 registrants required to have the class.

Date/Time:
July 6, 2021, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $375.00


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:
July 14, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $45.00


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 15, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $45.00


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:
July 19, 2021, 8:00am –
July 23, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $225.00


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 28, 2021, 8:00am –
July 30, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $100.00


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:
July 28, 2021, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $75.00


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:
August 2, 2021, 8:00am –
August 5, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $225.00


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:
August 9, 2021, 8:00am –
August 12, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00


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 9, 2021, 8:00am –
August 13, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $225.00


State and Federal Law Update, TCOLE 3186

Multiple bills passed by the 86th Legislature will have an impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statues, and new laws. By pursuing equality in justice and ensuring public safety, Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes.

Date/Time:
August 10, 2021, 8:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $25.00


State and Federal Law Update, TCOLE 3186

Multiple bills passed by the 86th Legislature will have an impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statues, and new laws. By pursuing equality in justice and ensuring public safety, Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes.

Date/Time:
August 10, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $25.00


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:
August 16, 2021, 8:00am –
August 17, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $175.00


HFRG/PPCT Threat Pattern Recognition Instructor Course, #21013

This 40-hour HFRG/PPCT Defensive Tactics course is for a new instructor who needs to obtain a certification within the system. The instructor will receive an instructor manual with the latest research done on Threat Pattern Recognition.

PPCT specializes in developing use of force training that meets the multiple needs of administrators, trainers and practitioners. PPCTs methodology of conducting documented tactical, legal and medical research has made it a leader in its field and is the primary reason why the training is recognized to be effective in the field and defensible in the courtroom. This course is designed to certify defensive tactics trainers to use the PPCT Defensive Tactics System. Students will learn how to take immediate control of a subject and apply other defensive tactic techniques, such as handcuffing and weapon retention. Students will receive training that will give them the necessary tools to train others in the use of the PPCT defensive tactics system. Students successfully completing the course will be certified as instructors in the PPCT System of Defensive Tactics.

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
  • Shoulder Pin
  • Impact Weapon System
  • Weapon Retention & Disarming
  • Instructor Development Protocol

Date/Time:
August 23, 2021, 8:00am –
August 27, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $450.00


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 23, 2021, 8:00am –
August 27, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $250.00


Intermediate Crime Scene Search, TCOLE #2106

This course explains the objectives and legal obligations that must be followed during a crime scene search. 

TCOLE mandates this course for law enforcement officers to become an intermediate level peace officer.

Date/Time:
August 23, 2021, 8:00am –
August 27, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00


State and Federal Law Update, TCOLE 3186

Multiple bills passed by the 86th Legislature will have an impact on Texas law enforcement. There were administrative changes, changes in existing statues, and new laws. By pursuing equality in justice and ensuring public safety, Texas’ law enforcement professionals will better serve their communities by increasing their awareness of changes and additions to state statutes.

Date/Time:
August 24, 2021, 8:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $25.00

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