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:email@example.com 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.
All class sizes will be limited to 15 until further notice
Interacting w/Drivers /Deaf/Hard Hearing #7887 September 22, 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
1:00 – 5:00, 4 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Thomas Dickson, Robert Peevey
This course is required to meet an Intermediate Proficiency.
Mental Health Peace Officer #4001 November 2-6, 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, 40 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Lydia Alvarado
Prerequisites: CIT Course #3841 or #3842 or Basic PO Course after January 2005
Curriculum. Course will include: Disorders, Medications, Suicide, Crisis Behavior, Legal and Social Issues, Resources, Excited Delirium. 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.
Basic Instructor #1014 Nov 30, – Dec 4, 2020
(class is limited to 10) Full – Registration for this class is closed . Contact Lana Gudgel for additional information.
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.
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