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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


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 97 (PT Nights)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #97 is September 26th, 2022 and is to be hosted by the Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 97 is a 9 1/2 month, part-time, evening Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Part time, Night Academy runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursdays and from 8 am - 5 pm on Saturdays. It is designed for those who need to work during daytime hours.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 97 (PT, Night class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
August 12, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


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.

This class has been canceled

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers


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Date/Time:
August 15, 2022, 8:00am –
August 19, 2022, 4:30pm
Cost: $380.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 97 (PT Nights)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #97 is September 26th, 2022 and is to be hosted by the Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 97 is a 9 1/2 month, part-time, evening Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Part time, Night Academy runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursdays and from 8 am - 5 pm on Saturdays. It is designed for those who need to work during daytime hours.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 97 (PT, Night class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
August 19, 2022, 8:30am – 11:00am
Cost: $75.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Day)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 at the CAPCOG location in Austin. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, full-time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. Hours can vary depending on classes taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (FT, Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
August 19, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Day)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 at the CAPCOG location in Austin. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, full-time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. Hours can vary depending on classes taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (FT, Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
August 26, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


Field Training Officer Course TCOLE # 3702

This course teaches instructors how to provide supervised field training for new recruits in any law enforcement discipline. The goal is to transition the recruit from a classroom setting to an actual hands-on assignment. The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching and evaluation, remedial training and record keeping. The course is designed to provide training guidance and training aspects to future Field Training Officers in the area of law enforcement, including peace officers, jailers, telecommunication operators, correction officers, public service officers, etc.

This course also introduces and teaches the student the History and Purpose of Field Training, Training Methodologies and Techniques, Counseling, the Evaluation Process, and the importance of Documentation. Each student must demonstrate (evaluated at the end of the course) the basic knowledge required to effectively apply all applications of the training.

Date/Time:
August 29, 2022, 8:00am –
August 31, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $230.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Day)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 at the CAPCOG location in Austin. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, full-time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. Hours can vary depending on classes taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (FT, Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
September 9, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


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:
September 12, 2022, 8:00am –
September 14, 2022, 4:30pm
Cost: $230.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Day)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 at the CAPCOG location in Austin. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, full-time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. Hours can vary depending on classes taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (FT, Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
September 16, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Day)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 at the CAPCOG location in Austin. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, full-time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  This Academy runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays. Hours can vary depending on classes taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (FT, Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
September 23, 2022, 8:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $75.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 97 (PT Night) Williamson Co S.O.

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 6.5 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:
September 26, 2022, 6:00pm –
June 15, 2023, 11:00pm
Cost: $3300.00


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:
October 10, 2022, 8:00am –
October 14, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $380.00


Basic Peace Officer Course No. 98 (FT Days)

The anticipated start date for the next BPOC #98 is November 7, 2022 and will be located at CAPCOG. (You will be notified promptly if dates or locations change).

BPOC 98 is a 7 month, Full-Time, Day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  The Day Academy runs from approximately 6:00 am to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break, Monday through Thursdays. Hours may vary depending on courses taught.

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 98 (Full Time Day class) 

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (calculators not allowed), reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. Candidates must score at least a 75 average calculated on all four sections. Further BPOC Enrollment instructions will be given after the exam, so please be prepared to stay for at least another hour or so more for important information.

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.

BPOC Topics 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 and WILL also include some Physical Fitness Training for your health.

Date/Time:
November 7, 2022, 6:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $3500.00


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


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:
November 14, 2022, 8:00am –
November 18, 2022, 5:00pm
Cost: $500.00


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:
November 17, 2022, 3:30pm –
November 18, 2022, 4:30pm
Cost: $350.00

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