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This curriculum will provide law enforcement officers with an update of
recent statute changes and additions provided by the current
Legislature. Recent Supreme Court decisions that impact important issues
such as search and seizure, detention, etc., are included in this
curriculum as these cases may impact the function, policy, and
procedures of law enforcement officers and law enforcement
Course Prerequisites:Must be a licensed peace officer or have permission from the Program Director.
3277 Identity Crimes
This training will cover the types of identity crime along with
associated crimes committed using stolen identities. Personal and
financial identities will be presented. Current trends associated with
identity crimes will be discussed.
2107 Use of Force
This course is an overview of the statutory authority for use of force
as found in the Texas Penal Code. Research, concerning the factors and
situations leading to the use of force, will be presented. This training
will address the psychological aspects related to the use of force
along with factors to be considered when determining the use of force.
The seven most common types of incidents in which peace officers will be
shot by civilians will be covered.
3843 Crisis Intervention - Refresher
This Crisis Intervention Refresher training provides a review of the
key concepts, safety techniques, and communication skills initially
taught in the crisis intervention section (Chapter 27) of the Texas
Commission on Law. Training will include personal appraisal of crisis
intervention situations. Discussions will include the legal process,
evaluation and techniques used in appropriate apprehension in crisis
situations. This course will also allow time for discussion, questions,
and concerns of technique utilization that participants have experienced
since their initial basic training. This course will include a
combination of lecture, scenario role-play and physical modeling.
Participants are expected to be actively involved both verbally and
3232 Special Investigative Topics
This course involves a study of issues involving child abuse and
neglect, family violence, sexual assault, and sex offenders. Issues
covered will include identification, reporting, documenting for
evidence, and joint investigations with other service agencies. Meets
the TCOLE 3232 requirements for peace officers in Texas.
4011 Crime Scene Photography
This course will cover various aspects of photographing crime scenes
including documenting the approach to and the specific evidence. The
legal requirements and documenting photos as evidence will also be
covered. Practical exercises involving crime scene photography will be
Course Supplies: Students will be required to furnish a down-loadable digital camera, with flash, capable of taking detailed pictures.
3343 O.C. Spray Non-Lethal Weapon
Study will include the history and usage of O.C. Spray, use of force
applications and effects on individuals. Certification through Eastfield
Criminal Justice Training Center requires students to experience a
“hit” with O.C. Spray.
Course Prerequisites: Must be a licensed peace officer or have permission from the Program Director.
Course Supplies:Students should wear older clothing; bring a change of clothes, and two (2) towels.
2106 Crime Scene Investigation
Course will include objectives, preparations, procedures, and methods
of crime scene search, value of crime scene sketches and their
relationship to crime scene photographs, fingerprints as physical
evidence, fingerprint identification and classification, types of
impressions and techniques for locating and developing impressions.
Students will interact with and conduct simulated crime scenes. A
simulated crime scene search will be conducted. All the requirements of
an actual crime scene will be elaborated upon and evaluated.
3345 Baton Non-Lethal Weapon
Study will include the history, usage of various police batons,
technique, and use of force applications. Students will be required to
participate in physical hands-on exercises. Loose clothing conducive
with physical activity should be worn.
1014 Basic Instructor
Students, upon successful completion of the training, will meet the
TCOLE requirements for instruction training per Title 37 section 221.27
of the Texas Administrative Code. Course materials will include
introduction to the teaching-learning process, domains of learning,
factors of learning, phases of the teaching-learning process, learning
objectives, preparing a lesson plan, methods of instruction, testing and
evaluation, instructional media, and student development. Students will
be required to participate in a minimum of three teaching exercises.
3702 Field Training Officer
This course teaches instructors how to provide supervised field
training for new recruits in any law enforcement discipline. 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. Each student must demonstrate (evaluated at the end of
the course) the basic knowledge required to effectively apply all
applications of the training.
Must be a licensed peace officer, jailer, telecommunication operator,
correction officer, or public service officer, or have permission from
the Program Director.