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Classes for Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Current Classes

Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement -  TCOLE # 2109

This is a required course for Intermediate Peace Officer Proficiency Certification. It is designed to develop speaking and listening skills and to promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic population in the state of Texas.  

The utmost concern is to provide a foundation in the Spanish language that will not only lead to a strong repertoire for communicating with Spanish-speaking people, but also to the provision of officer safety.

Date/Time:
February 26, 2020, 8:00am –
February 28, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $50.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 91 (Full Time, Day) or 92 (PT,Nts)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to take and pass an entrance exam scheduled for Feb 26, 2020 before they qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 91 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start Monday, June 15, 2020 and projected to end Friday, Jan 15, 2021 OR the BPOC 92 (Part-Time, Nights) tentatively scheduled to begin in Sept, 2020 and projected to end in June, 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 91 is a 7 month long, 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 and an occasional Saturday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

BPOC 92 (dates TBD) will be a 9 month long, part time, night class that runs from 6-10 pm M-Th and Saturdays from 8-5 pm.

Date/Time:
February 26, 2020, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $50.00


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:
February 27, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $35.00


Intermediate Use of Force - TCOLE 2107

This course is a requirement for the Intermediate Level Peace Officer certificate. This Course is designed as an overview of terminology and concepts concerning factors and situations where the use of force may be likely.

This class has been canceled

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers


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Date/Time:
March 2, 2020, 8:00am –
March 3, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $55.00


Basic Environmental Law Training Course

Certified instructors from various Texas agencies will provide insight and information about the growing problem of illegal dumping and other environmental crimes. Subject areas include public nuisance, solid waste violations, illegal dumping, illegal outdoor burning, and water pollution.

Date/Time:
March 17, 2020, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $40.00


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


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 92 (Part Time, Evenings)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to take and pass an entrance exam before they qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 92 which is TENTATIVELY scheduled to start Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 and projected to end in June 2021. This BPOC is a Part-Time, Evening class held either at CAPCOG or possibly at a satellite location.

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. This is an 8-9 month, part-time, Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training) designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It runs from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and most Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Date/Time:
May 1, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Cost: $50.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 91 (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:
June 15, 2020, 7:00am –
January 15, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $2600.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 92 (Part-time, Evenings)

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 learning 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 8.5-9 month, part-time, Basic Peace Officer Course Academy (police training) designed to meet the educational needs of working adults. It runs from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday through Thursday, and Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Date/Time:
September 21, 2020, 6:00pm –
June 10, 2022, 10:00pm
Cost: $2600.00

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