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Current Classes

Basic SWAT - TCOLE 3301

This is a Tactical Training Course. While the primary focus is on ‘SWAT” - the practical application for this training can be for any individual, team or element that must execute hazardous warrants, maintain an emergency perimeter (or containment of a critical incident), or for a Department that is interested in starting a SWAT team. This course is an intense 60 hours of training. While it is certainly not a gentlemen’s course, it is not designed as, nor intended to be, a “Selections Course” or a “Boot Camp” style school.

Please note this IMPORTANT INFORMATION as it is different than normal.

Location: Travis County Precinct 4 Building
4011 Mckinney Falls PKWY
Austin, Texas, 
78744

Start Time: 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
End Time: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Register at www.cmeswat.com and see gear list/lodging info.

Course Fee: This 60 Hr/5 Day course costs $300 per student. Register Online to pay with credit card or request a Department Purchase order.

Lodging (if needed): There are several Hotels within a 20 mile radius which offer a government rate.

This training is being offered through
Charlie Mike Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 1462, Three Rivers, Texas 78071
1-844-683-SWAT • Support@cmeswat.com

Date/Time:
October 25, 2021, 8:00am –
October 29, 2021, 7:00pm
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:
October 25, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 96 (Full Time, Day)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam scheduled for Fri. Oct. 29, 2021 before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 96 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start around February of 2022. (Exact date and location TBD).

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (no calculator), 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 96 is a 6 month, full time, day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  The Full time Day Academy runs from 7a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays.

**The exact date and location of the next Full Time Day BPOC is still to be determined. We will advise you as soon as we know.

Date/Time:
October 29, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $75.00


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:
November 8, 2021, 8:00am –
November 10, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $225.00


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:
November 12, 2021, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $75.00


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:
November 18, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 96 (Full Time, Day)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam scheduled for Fri. Nov.19, 2021 before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 96 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start around February of 2022. (Exact date and location TBD).

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (no calculator), 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 96 is a 6 month, full time, day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  The Full time Day Academy runs from 7a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays.

**The exact date and location of the next Full Time Day BPOC is still to be determined. We will advise you as soon as we know.

Date/Time:
November 19, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $75.00


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:
November 29, 2021, 8:00am –
December 3, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $250.00


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:
December 16, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $50.00


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:
December 16, 2021, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $125.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course No. 96 (FT_Day)

Prospective Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) candidates need to pass the Police Officer Entrance exam scheduled for Fri. Dec.17, 2021 before they can qualify for enrollment in the Regional Law Enforcement Academy’s BPOC No. 96 (FT, Day) which is scheduled to start around February of 2022. (Exact date and location TBD).

The timed exam is a four-part test covering basic mathematics (no calculator), 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 96 is a 6 month, full time, day Basic Peace Officer Academy.  The Full time Day Academy runs from 7a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursdays.

**The exact date and location of the next Full Time Day BPOC is still to be determined. We will advise you as soon as we know.

Date/Time:
December 17, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $75.00

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