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Classes for Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Current Classes

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.

This class has been canceled

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers


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Date/Time:
June 1, 2020, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $35.00


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.

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers

This class has been rescheduled - TBA


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Cost: $200.00


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 22, 2020, 7:00am –
January 22, 2021, 5:00pm
Cost: $2600.00


Entrance Exam - Basic Peace Officer Course 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, TENTATIVELY scheduled to start Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 and projected to end in June 2021BPOC 92 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:
July 10, 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.

This class has been canceled

Audience:
Law Enforcement Officers


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Date/Time:
July 13, 2020, 8:00am –
July 16, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

The Community Safety Education Act seeks to standardize training Texas drivers and peace officers receive for interacting with each other during stops. This course fulfills the requirement of the act for peace officers to receive similar training to what high school, driver education, and driver safety students are now learning about expected police behaviors.

The mandated course is to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date an officer was licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. Peace officers or reserve law enforcement officers who hold a TCOLE license issued on or before Jan. 1, 2018, shall complete this training program no later than Jan. 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
July 28, 2020, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $18.00


Civilian Interaction Training, TCOLE #30418

The Community Safety Education Act seeks to standardize training Texas drivers and peace officers receive for interacting with each other during stops. This course fulfills the requirement of the act for peace officers to receive similar training to what high school, driver education, and driver safety students are now learning about expected police behaviors.

The mandated course is to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date an officer was licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. Peace officers or reserve law enforcement officers who hold a TCOLE license issued on or before Jan. 1, 2018, shall complete this training program no later than Jan. 1, 2020.

Date/Time:
July 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $25.00


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 3, 2020, 8:00am –
August 7, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


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.

Date/Time:
August 17, 2020, 8:00am –
August 21, 2020, 5:00pm
Cost: $200.00


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: $2800.00


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 –
September 30, 2021, 10:59pm
Cost: Free

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