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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 –
November 4, 2021, 10:59pm
Cost: Free


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:
October 2, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $35.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 93 (Full Time, Day)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to take and pass an entrance exam scheduled for Oct 2nd, 2020 before they qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 93 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start Monday, Feb 1, 2021 and projected to end Thursday, Aug 12, 2021.

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 70 on each section of the exam. Further BPOC qualification instructions will be given after the exam.

BPOCs are designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons.

 BPOC 93 is a 6.5 month, full time, day Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training). The Full time Academy runs from 6:45 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Date/Time:
October 2, 2020, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $50.00


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:
October 12, 2020, 8:00am –
October 15, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


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:
October 26, 2020, 8:00am –
October 28, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $145.00


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:
November 16, 2020, 8:00am –
November 20, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $350.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 93 (full-time, day)

The Basic Peace Officer Course is designed to meet the initial training requirements mandated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer and to prepare students to take the State's Peace Officer Licensing Exam.

Subjects are taught by TCOLE Certified Peace Officers to meet standardized objectives and to prepare students for the realities of working as a peace officer. Many subjects are taught in an academic setting, while others are taught as 'hands-on' practical lessons.  This is a 7 month, full-time, police training academy which runs from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. This '4/10' schedule is intended to promote using less fuel during the weekly commute, to provide more study time for cadets, and to emulate a 10-hour work schedule used by most law enforcement agencies.

Date/Time:
February 1, 2021, 7:00am –
August 12, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $2800.00

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