To utilize this program to promote officers around the world to train side by side with the Eastfield Police Department, a well as other departments in the DFW area, in order to learn techniques that will result in the betterment of all involved.
Agencies interested in this program can send a select group of their finest cadets or officers through a two week program that will include training in the following areas:
- Firearm proficiency
- Agency policies and procedures
- Agency physical agility test
- Patrol techniques
- Use of Force
- Scenario training with a Simulator
- Specialized unit training with outside agencies in the DFW area
Director and Chief of Police, Michael D. Horak
Note: Eastfield College is not responsible for travel or lodging arrangements, health insurance, nor any other incidentals which might be incurred by the visiting police agency.
May 09 through July 31 2015- The second class of Lieutenant cadets from the "Barro Branco" Military Police Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil participated in and successfully completed the International Law Enforcement Cultural and Technical Interchange Certificate Program created by Chief Michael Horak. Phase I of training included distance learning to improve their English skills by communicating via the WhatsAP for typing and short voice messages and Skype for face to face interviews. During the Phase II training at Eastfield, the cadets trained and patrolled alongside Eastfield College Police Department (EFCPD), Mesquite Police Department tactical team, the Texas Rangers Special Response Team(SRT) in Waco, Texas and the Garland Police Department SWAT team. They also participated and passed the Eastfield Police Departments physical agility and weapon tests, and were taught the philosophy, policies and procedures used by the Eastfield Police Department. In addition, the program included visiting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Herritage Village, NASA in Houston, and engaging with Eastfield Students, faculty, and staff as well as having Texas Chicken Fried steak and peach cobbler at their welcome reception. At the end of the two week training, they went through a formal graduation and received certificates and awards to recognize their accomplishments. As a surprise at their graduation, they gave Chief Horak the “Forca Tactica” arm band. The Lieutenant of the group, who is in the special Tactical Force unit in Sao Paulo, advised that the arm band presented to the Chief is given only to those that have earned the respect and excellence in this elite unit.
July - August 2014 - Lieutenant cadets from the "Barro Branco" Military Police Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil were the first candidates to participate in, and successfully complete the Interchange Program. During the two weeks of training, the cadets trained along side Eastfield College Police Department (EFCPD), Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff Department, Mesquite Police Department, Garland Police Department, and Richardson Police Department. They also patrolled with Eastfield officers and were taught the policies and procedures used by EFCPD. At the end of the two week training, they went through a formal graduation and received certificates and awards to recognize their accomplishments.