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. Training will be offered at no charge for any of these classes (unless specifically stated) if you work within the HOTCOG Region.  Attendees from agencies outside the HOTCOG Region will be charged $50 per class, payable by cash, check or money order prior to class beginning. HOTCOG will not bill your agency.  No credit cards and no refunds but you may transfer the registration if needed.  For classes that have a limit, preference for seating will be given to in-region agency registrants.

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. Unless otherwise noted, register for the following classes by emailing attached registration form to:  mailto:lana.gudgel@hot.cog.tx.us or fax to 254-756-0102, Attn: Lana Gudgel.

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.

Law Enforcement Training Registration Form

 

All class sizes will be limited to 15 until further notice 

 

Canceled

Missing & Exploited Children #3275 July 13, 2020
(class is limited to 15) Full – Registration for this class is closed . Contact Lana Gudgel for additional information. 
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
8:30 – 3:30, 6hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Amber Howell
Abductions, runaways, missing, exploitation, child porn, online solicitation, sex offenders, trafficking.

Canceled 

Identity Crimes #3277 July 21, 2020      (class is limited to 15)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco Full – Registration for this class is closed. Contact Lana Gudgel for additional information.
1:00 – 4:00, 3 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Michael Irving

Traumatic Brain Injury #4066 July 23,  2020
Class is limited to 12 – Location: Lacy Lakeview Police Department 505 E Craven Ave
Lacy Lakeview, TX 76705

9:00 –12:00, 3, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: T.J. Niemietz
Target Population: Law Enforcement Personnel, Peace Officers, Jailers, Telecommunictors

Traumatic Brain Injury #4066 July 23, 2020
Class is limited to 12 – Location: Lacy Lakeview Police Department 505 E Craven Ave
Lacy Lakeview, TX 76705

1:00 – 4:00, 3, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: T.J. Niemietz
Target Population: Law Enforcement Personnel, Peace Officers, Jailers, Telecommunictors

Intermediate Use of Force in a Jail Setting #3504               August 10-11, 2020  
(class limited to 15)
Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd. Waco, TX 76690 http://goo.gl/maps/vjKPc
8:00-5:00, 16 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Richard Conley
“Use of Force in a Jail Setting” TCOLE #3504, and is one of the Intermediate Core Courses required for Intermediate Certification as a County Corrections Officer.

Basic Instructor #1014          August 10-14, 2020
(class is limited to 10, no out-of-region attendees accepted)
Location: ESEC 7601 Steinbeck Bend Road, Waco
8:00 – 5:00, 40 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Lana Gudgel / Amy Derrick
This course introduces the student to the teaching-learning process, phases of the teaching-learning process, factors affecting learning, preparing a lesson plan, and methods of instruction. The students will be taught how to develop and use instructional media to enhance their presentations. In addition, the fundamental techniques of developing testing and evaluation procedures will be presented. Each trainee must demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively instruct a lesson during two teaching exercises. Prerequisites to qualify for Certification: substantial experience in teaching or in the special field or subject area to be taught, to include: two years experience as a peace officer, telecommunicator, or jailer; or a Bachelors Degree and two years of teaching experience; or a graduate degree. Laptop not required for this class but is recommended.

Special Investigative Topics #3232 August 17-19, 2020
(class is limited to 15)   Full – Registration for this class is closed .  Contact Lana Gudgel for additional information. 
Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd http://goo.gl/maps/vjKPc
8:00-5:00, 24 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Keith Vaughan     Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Violence, Sexual Assault Sex Offender Characteristics.

State and Federal Legislative Updates #3186 August 21, 2020
(class is limited to 15)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
1:00 – 5:00, 4 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Michael Irving

Intermediate Crime Scene #2106 September 14-18, 2020
(class is limited to 15) Full – Registration for this class is closed . Contact Lana Gudgel for additional information. 
Location: HOTCOG 1514 S New Road, Waco, TX 76711
8:00 – 5:00, 40 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Keith Vaughan
Student Pre-Requisites: None
Certification Requirements: Individuals must meet the applicable certification standards found in Commission Rule 221.1 and 221.3.

Interacting w/Drivers /Deaf/Hard Hearing #7887 September 22, 2020
(class is limited to 15)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
1:00 – 5:00, 4 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Thomas Dickson, Robert Peevey
This course is required to meet an Intermediate Proficiency.

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).

 

Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee

Please click here to visit the Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee page.