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

 

 

 

Basic Telecommunicators Course #1013, September 30, 2019 – October 4, 2019 , 8:30 – 5:30, 40 hrs. TCOLE Credits, Location: Marlin City Hall, 101 Fortune St, Marlin, TX 76661             

Instructors: Lana Gudgel, Amy Derrick

The Basic Telecommunicator Certification Course is designed to provide the beginning Telecommunicator with an understanding of situations encountered in an emergency communications environment and the basic skills necessary to collect information in both emergency and non-emergency situations. This course is required by the Commission for certification.

Target Population: Individuals desiring to obtain Basic Telecommunicator Proficiency Certification

Crisis Communications Course #2120, October 7-9, 2019, 8:30-5:30, 24 hrs. TCOLE Credits,Location: Marlin City Hall, 101 Fortune St, Marlin, TX 76661

Instructors: Lana Gudgel, Amy Derrick

The Crisis Communications Course is designed to provide additional information required to become a more proficient emergency telecommunicator.  This course is one of the required courses for obtaining an Intermediate Certificate.

Target Population: Individuals desiring to obtain an Intermediate Telecommunications Proficiency Certificate, who were certified with a Basic Telecommunications Proficiency Certificate after January 1, 2002.

 

TCIC/NCIC #3807 November 8, 2019
(class is limited to 40)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
8:00 –5:00, 8 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Misty Gammell

 

De-escalation Techniques: Limiting Use of Force w/Public #1849, November 5, 2019,
8:00–5 :00 p.m., Location: ESEC 7601 Steinbeck Ben Rd.,  http://goo.gl/maps/vjKPc
(class is limited to 40), Instructor: Keith Vaughan
This course is a required course to be completed by an officer holding only a basic proficiency certificate, at least once every 48 months; as a requirement for an intermediate proficiency certificate; aas a requirement for an advanced certificate. TCOLE Credits

 

Basic Instructor Course #1014, December 9-13, 2019, 8:30-5:30, 40 hrs., TCOLE Credits, (class is limited to 16, no out-of-region attendees accepted)    

This class is full, Please contact Lana Gudgel for information on future classes.      
Location: HOTCOG,   Instructor: Lydia Alvarado 
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.

Crisis Intervention Training #1850 March 9-13 ,2020
(class is limited to 20) NO OUT OF REGION ATTENDEES ACCEPTED
Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd http://goo.gl/maps/vjKPc
8:00 – 5:00, 40 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Lydia Alvarado
Target Population: Peace Officers working towards their Intermediate Proficiency Certificate on or after April 1, 2018, and within two years of licensing for those licensed on or after April 1, 2018.

Interacting w/Drivers /Deaf/Hard Hearing #7887 March 17, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
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.

Intermediate Crime Scene #2106
March 23-27, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
Location: ESEC, 7601 Steinbeck Bend Rd http://goo.gl/maps/vjKPc
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.

 

Missing & Exploited Children #3275 July 13, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
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.

Identity Crimes #3277 July 21, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
1:00 – 4:00, 3 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Michael Irving

Special Investigative Topics #3232 August 17-19, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
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 #3185 August 21, 2020
(class is limited to 40)
Location: HOTCOG, 1514 S. New Road, Waco
1:00 – 5:00, 4 hrs, TCOLE Credits
Instructor: Michael Irving

 

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.