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 are  8:00 – 5:00 unless otherwise specified.

Click here to download Law Enforcement Training Registration Form


Misuse of Technology to Stalk #3205, March 7, 2018 12:30 – 5:00

Cultural Diversity #3939, March 8, 2018

Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation #2106, March 20-23, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd Full, no more registrations accepted.

New Supervisors Course #3737, April 17-19, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd
Prerequisites: 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.”

Crisis Intervention Training Update #3843, April 24, 2018 As of 4/1/18 there will be a 40 hour CIT required whether you take this course or not.

Canine Encounters#62040, May 7, 2018 8:00 – 12:00

You may attend the morning or afternoon class, both are not needed.

Canine Encounters #62040, May 7, 2018 1:00 – 5:00

Special Investigative Topics #3232, May 15-17, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd

Child Safety Alert Checklist #4068, May 23, 2018 2:00 -4:00

Missing & Exploited Children #3275, June 6, 2018 8:30 – 3:30

Intermediate Child Abuse Prevention #2105, June 12-14, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd

Identity Crimes #3277, June 14, 2018 1:00 – 4:00

Juvenile Law & Procedures #2093, June 19, 2018 8:00 – 12:00

Intermediate Arrest, Search & Seizure #2108, July 11-12, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd

Racial Profiling #3256, July 24, 2018 8:00 -12:00

Asset Forfeiture #3255, July 24, 2018 1:00 – 3:00

Mental Health Peace Officer #4001, August 13-17, 2018 Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd
Prequisites: 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.

Report Writing: Enhanced Investigation and Prosecution #2049, September 21, 2018

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.

Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee

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