Heart of Texas Council of Governments Law Enforcement Training Program

Training is offered to law enforcement related individuals on mandated, intermediate, and special investigative topics. When possible, training will be offered free or at a significantly reduced rate. Attendees from agencies outside the HOTCOG Region will be charged $50 per class, payable by cash, check or money order prior to class beginning. No refunds but you may transfer the registration if needed.

To download a registration form, click on the link below, download the file, then save as a pdf file. You will then be able to fill out the form online. FAX registration forms to 254-756-0102 or email to cindy.rafter@hot.cog.tx.us. Pre-registration is required for all HOTCOG Law Enforcement Training classes. All training classes will be held at HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road in Waco, except where noted. Classes will begin at 8:00 AM unless otherwise specified.

Click here to download Law Enforcement Training Registration Form

State and Federal Law Update document for period 2015-2017 (PDF)

Juvenile Law and Procedures #2093, April 13, 2017 8:00 – 12:00

Int. Arrest Search & Seizure #2108, May 4-5, 2017 THIS CLASS IS FULL

Crisis Intervention Training Update #3843, May 11, 2017THIS CLASS IS FULL

Identity Crimes #3277, May 15, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 THIS CLASS IS FULL

Int. Crime Scene Investigation #2106, May 15-18, 2017 THIS CLASS IS FULL

Child Safety Alert Check List #4068, May 31, 2017 1:00 – 3:00

Racial Profiling #3256, June 1, 2017 8:00 – 12:00

Asset Forfeiture #3255, June 1, 2017 1:00 – 3:00

New Supervisors #3737, June 5-7, 2017 Prerequisite: Individuals assigned to their first supervisory role. Per HB 3211, “…a peace officer who is appointed or will be appointed to the officer’s first supervisory position must receive in-service training on supervision…no earlier than the 12th month before the date of that appointment or later than the first anniversary of the date of that appointment.”

Canine Encounters #4065 June 8, 2017 8:00 – 12:00 FULL

Only one Canine Encounters (4 hour) class is required. Indicate which class you want on the registration form.

Canine Encounters #4065 June 8, 2017 1:00 – 5:00 FULL

Report Writing: Enhanced Investigation & Prosecution #2049, June 15, 2017

Special Investigative Topics #3232, June 26-28, 2017 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd  THIS CLASS IS FULL

Int. Child Abuse Prevention #2105, July 10-12, 2017 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd

Missing & Exploited Children #3275, July 13, 2017 8:30 – 4:30

Mental Health Peace Officer #4001, August 14-18, 2017 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd
Prerequisites: CIT Course #3841 or #3842 or Basic PO after January 2005  Prerequisites for Mental Health Officer Proficiency Certification: Currently appointed as a peace officer or justice of the peace; At least two years experience as a peace officer or justice of the peace; If not currently a commissioned peace officer, an applicant must meet the current enrollment standards; If an applicant is a commissioned peace officer, an applicant must not ever have had a license or certificate issued by the commission suspended or revoked; If an applicant is a commissioned peace officer, an applicant must have met the continuing education requirements for the previous training cycle; Successful completion of a training course in emergency first aid and lifesaving techniques (Red Cross or equivalent); and Successful completion of the current mental health peace officer training course, pass the approved written examination for mental health officer proficiency, with a score of 80% or better, and pass the skills based exam with a grade of satisfactory. Curriculuum: Course will include: Disorders, Medications, Suicide, Crisis Behavior, Legal and Social Issues, Resources, Excited Delirium.

Human Trafficking Investigators Course #3268, August 16, 2017 Register here:  http://safvic.org/default.aspx

Standard Field Sobriety Testing Update #2178, August 17, 2017 Register here:  http://: http://www.txsfst.org/events/event_detail.aspx?id=4015

Fundamentals of DWI Investigation & Enforcement #3402, August 18, 2017  Register here: : http://www.txsfst.org/events/event_detail.aspx?id=4295

Sexual Assault Family Violence (SAFVIC) #3264, August 21-23, 2017 Register here: http://safvic.org/default.aspx

Legislative Updates #3184, August 28, 2017, 8:00 – 12:00


Legislative Updates #3184, August 28, 2017 1:00 – 5:00

HOTCOG is contracted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to provide training courses. Courses offered by HOTCOG may be submitted to the Commission for credit. Complaints may be reported to TCOLE, 6330 E. Highway 290, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78723-1035. As required by this commission, the HOTCOG Training Program works under the advisement of a Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee (LETAC). For more information regarding the LETAC, contact the HOTCOG Training Coordinator at cindy.rafter@hot.cog.tx.us or call 254-292-1891.

Advisory Committee

Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee