Introduction


The Galveston County Sheriff's Office training division provides in-service training to Sheriff's office employees and surrounding law enforcement agencies.


Mission Statement

"The Training Division of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office strives to bring all officers, regardless of agency, the necessary courses for license maintenance and furtherance of careers. We have a great team of highly-trained, TCLEOSE certified instructors who meet law enforcement and correctional training needs with enthusiasm and experience. Training opportunities are offered not only in mandated and certificate courses, but also in a wide array of subjects, each beneficial to expanding the knowledge required to be successful in the law enforcement career chosen."

Notice

Beginning September 1, 2013, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office will only provide training to those certified peace officers who are commissioned with a law enforcement agency.  We may ask that students provide department credentials prior to the beginning of any classes.

Upcoming Courses
2010 Auto Theft Interdiction for Patrol (4 hrs)
Description:This course of study entitled “Auto Theft Interdiction for the Patrol Officer” will aid students in the identification of stolen motor vehicles, trailers and heavy equipment. This course is divided into six component parts to include; Financial Impact of Auto Theft, Types of Auto Theft, Common Indicators of Stolen Vehicles, Vehicle Identification, Seizure and Disposition of Stolen Vehicles, Identifying Altered and Fictitious Vehicle Identification Numbers, Identifying Trailers, Identifying Motorcycles, Identifying All Terrain and Utility Trail Vehicles, Identifying Heavy Equipment, and Responding to Bait Vehicle Activations. Each of the six components will give attention to the reasons for auto theft, the financial ramifications for citizens and auto theft trends. The components will then relate back to Investigative topics and resources that will aid students in the identification and recovery of stolen vehicles and heavy equipment as well as proactive measures to reduce auto theft with the deployment of bait vehicles.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register contact Amber Burns at amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-763-7594
Start Date: 5/2/2017Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 5/2/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: John Blackwell, GCACTF

2010 Auto Theft Interdiction for Patrol (4 hrs)
Description:This course of study entitled “Auto Theft Interdiction for the Patrol Officer” will aid students in the identification of stolen motor vehicles, trailers and heavy equipment. This course is divided into six component parts to include; Financial Impact of Auto Theft, Types of Auto Theft, Common Indicators of Stolen Vehicles, Vehicle Identification, Seizure and Disposition of Stolen Vehicles, Identifying Altered and Fictitious Vehicle Identification Numbers, Identifying Trailers, Identifying Motorcycles, Identifying All Terrain and Utility Trail Vehicles, Identifying Heavy Equipment, and Responding to Bait Vehicle Activations. Each of the six components will give attention to the reasons for auto theft, the financial ramifications for citizens and auto theft trends. The components will then relate back to Investigative topics and resources that will aid students in the identification and recovery of stolen vehicles and heavy equipment as well as proactive measures to reduce auto theft with the deployment of bait vehicles.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register contact Amber Burns at amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-763-7594
Start Date: 5/4/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/4/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: John Blackwell, GCACTF

3855 Latent Fingerprint Comparison-Advanced Level (40 hrs)
Description:is course provides an extensive practical application of Friction Ridge Comparisons using both fingerprints and palm prints. Instruction also encompasses the scientific methodologies of examinations on friction ridge impressions as well as the scientific basis for friction ridge identification (individualization). Students will be trained in the presentation of expert testimony as well as courtroom demeanor. The class will then participate in an introduction to moot court presentations.
Notes: Each student must have completed Basic and Intermediate Fingerprint Identification prior to attendance. Host course $495 early registration, $595 after May 1st www.txfact.com
Start Date: 5/8/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/12/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson

TCOLE Court Security Specialist Certification Training Classes (40 hrs)
Description:Completion of all classes will satisfy the training requirements necessary to apply for the Court Security Specialist Certification from TCOLE. Day 1: Introduction to Court Security (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21001), Bailiff Functions in Court Security (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21002) Day 2: Court Security Screening Basics (8 hours, TCOLE course 21003) Day 3: Explosives Recognition and Awareness (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21004), Introduction to Court Security Technology (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21005) Day 4: Court Security Practical Firearms (8 hours, TCOLE Course 21007), COM Firearms Range May 11, 2017 Day 5: Court Security Practical Exercise (8 hours, TCOLE Course 21006)
Notes: Host course: For more information and registration click on the link http://www.courtsecurityconcepts.com/training-classes.html
Start Date: 5/8/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/12/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: Jury Assembly Room, GC Justice Center
Instructor: Randy Harris

3843 CIT Update (8 hrs)
Description:Those holding a BASIC PEACE OFFICER Certificate or no certificate will be required to have CIT Update Course. This Crisis Intervention Refresher training provides a review of the key concepts, safety techniques, and communication skills initially taught in the crisis intervention section (Chapter 27) of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Curriculum.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 5/9/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/9/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/ 50 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

3807 TCIC/NCIC Less Than Full Access (8 hrs)
Description:This course is designed for operators who perform NCIC/TCIC functions at any level lower than Full Access. Generally, this pertains to inquiry only, including Mobile Digital Terminal (MDT) users. Operators must receive this training within the first 6 months of assignment or employment, regardless of whether these duties are performed on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to comply with federal requirements, operators must retest within two years of certification or most recent re-certification date.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 5/13/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/13/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/20 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

3303 Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed - (FAA) (4 hrs)
Description:The Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) must have a “need” to have the weapon on a specific flight segment and will learn the proper methods for transporting firearms and procedures to be followed when flying armed. The LEO will also learn the dangers of a firearms discharge on board aircraft and will be made aware of the flight crew’s role and training in the event of a disturbance by a passenger.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 5/15/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/15/2017Time: 11:00:00 AM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Investigator Israel Garza

3009 PATC Supervision, Management and Leadership Skills for Jail/Correction Officers (16 hrs)
Description:Leadership, supervision and management skills requires skills in managing people as well as a thorough knowledge of jails and jail issues. In a leadership role the jail supervisor charts the course for the organization, the staffs effort and the ability to accomplish the agency’s mission. Upon Completion: As a result of this class students will be able to: Complete a personality profile to be used in identifying both positive and negative traits in self and others Identify those personality traits that promote effective team development List the six pillars of building ethical character List the five standards and principles associated with appropriate behavior Recognize and define the term “Stakeholder” as it pertains to ethics Identify the different levels of communication and demonstrate applicability Identify and list the three elements of effective communication Demonstrate good questioning techniques through practical exercise List the three reactions to stress Explain the dangers of stress, both physical and mental Demonstrate problem solving skills by applying classroom lecture to “real world” scenarios List the seven problem solving methods and use them during practical exercise Explain the four leadership styles List the factors of leadership Define the five steps to affective counseling Explain “Theory X-Y” in relationship to employees and inmates Identify the Constitutional Amendments associated arrest/confinement Identify problem employees/inmates and employ effective behavior modification techniques
Notes: Host course $295, registration is through PATC, https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=14803
Start Date: 5/17/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/18/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 15 Min/50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Perry Hollowell, PATC

38763 TEEX SABA (Self-Aid/Buddy Aid) ( 8 hrs)
Description:There will come a time in every first responder's career when they will need to perform lifesaving medical intervention in the line of duty. Deaths resulting from traumatic injury can be prevented by proper treatment at the scene by oneself or a fellow first responder. This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to save your life or the life of someone else until EMS arrive on the scene. As part of the training, you will receive a fully stocked, individual Self-Aid Buddy Aid (SABA) kit valued at $100. Lifesaving methods are demonstrated using the SABA kit and the methods taught will enable officers to use improvised materials if actual materials (SABA kits) are not available. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements SABA (Self Aid, Buddy Aid) Course #38763.
Notes: Host course $200 per student. Registration link https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=LET215&courseTitle=Self-Aid/Buddy%20Aid
Start Date: 5/22/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/22/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 15 Min/20 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: TEEX Instructor TBD

38763 TEEX SABA (Self-Aid/Buddy Aid) ( 8 hrs)
Description:There will come a time in every first responder's career when they will need to perform lifesaving medical intervention in the line of duty. Deaths resulting from traumatic injury can be prevented by proper treatment at the scene by oneself or a fellow first responder. This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to save your life or the life of someone else until EMS arrive on the scene. As part of the training, you will receive a fully stocked, individual Self-Aid Buddy Aid (SABA) kit valued at $100. Lifesaving methods are demonstrated using the SABA kit and the methods taught will enable officers to use improvised materials if actual materials (SABA kits) are not available. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements SABA (Self Aid, Buddy Aid) Course #38763.
Notes: Host course $200 per student. Registration link https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=LET215&courseTitle=Self-Aid/Buddy%20Aid
Start Date: 5/23/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/23/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 15 Min/20 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: TEEX Instructor TBD

GCSO Annual Firearms Qualifications
Description:Annual Firearms Qualification for GCSO Peace Officers
Notes: For Retired Texas Peace Officer or Federal Agent Firearms Qualification contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us prior to the scheduled qualification date.
Start Date: 5/26/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 5/26/2017Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

3280 PATC Basic Criminal Investigation for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators (20 hrs)
Description:This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Uniformed Officer and New Investigator. This lecture works for the small and large police departments. During this course officers and investigators will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in their assigned duties. At times, the crime scene and interviews are the only means available in solving criminal cases. This course will help inform them of the many and various job functions they must perform and resources that can be available to them. Training and experience is the key to the uniform officer and new investigator to be able to work and solve criminal cases. Perspectives from actual cases will give insight to the attendee on the topics covered. The subject of “THE 10 MOST COMMON INVESTIGATIVE PITFALLS” officers make during investigations will be the initial starting point for the attendee. The overall presentation will be comprehensive and examine specific aspects from witnesses, victims, and suspects / defendants . With violent crimes a major factor in society, a focus on crimes against persons will be emphasized.
Notes: Host course $325, registration through PATC, https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=14804
Start Date: 6/13/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/15/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 15 Min/50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Stephen Campbell, PATC

3807 TCIC/NCIC Less Than Full Access (8 hrs)
Description:This course is designed for operators who perform NCIC/TCIC functions at any level lower than Full Access. Generally, this pertains to inquiry only, including Mobile Digital Terminal (MDT) users. Operators must receive this training within the first 6 months of assignment or employment, regardless of whether these duties are performed on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to comply with federal requirements, operators must retest within two years of certification or most recent re-certification date.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 6/15/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/15/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/20 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

78015 TEEX Intermediate Collision Investigation (40 hrs)
Description:Properly documenting and evaluating an accident scene is important to effectively investigating and analyzing the cause. This course introduces the student to basic drawing skills needed for preparing scale diagrams of the scene of a vehicle crash. Participants will learn five basic formulas that are used to determine the minimum speed or combined speed of a vehicle based on skid and/or yaw marks. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #78015.
Notes: Cost: $500, Host course, register using the link https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=AIR540&courseTitle=Intermediate%20Collision%20Investigation
Start Date: 6/19/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/23/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: David Pearson

3010 PATC Leadership Skills for Challenging Times (20 hrs)
Description:Leadership is influence. Each of us has the power of influence. Becoming a leader you must recognize the potential in others, not to mention yourself. Accepting a new leadership position can be the most demanding and yet receive the least training. It is Mike’s hope to share some innovative ideas to help in day-to-day operations from the supervisors role in a vehicle pursuit, to making critical decisions at the crime scene. In the spirit of Community Policing, it is important that we decipher the mission and vision of the organization and the real time impact it has on future leadership.
Notes: Host course: $325, register using the link, http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=14935
Start Date: 6/20/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/22/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: Mid-County Annex, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway Building A Texas City, TX 77591
Instructor: Mike Coker, PATC

GCSO Annual Firearms Qualifications
Description:Annual Firearms Qualification for GCSO Peace Officers
Notes: For Retired Texas Peace Officer or Federal Agent Firearms Qualification contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us prior to the scheduled qualification date.
Start Date: 6/30/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 6/30/2017Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

2106 Crime Scene Investigation (40 hrs)
Description:This course shall present instruction in search techniques and processing of evidence from the crime scene to the court room. Latent fingerprints, crime scene photography, chart preparation and legal matters are among the topics covered. The goal shall be to improve the competency of the investigator in searching for, recovering and processing physical evidence at the crime scene This course satisfies requirements for TCOLE course 2106 - Crime Scene Search
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 7/17/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/21/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

3344 TASER X26, X2 & X26P Instructor Certification/Recertification Course
Description:: TASER X26, X26P and X2 Instructor certification - This course will certify you to instruct others on the use of the X26, X26P AND X2 TASER Conducted Electrical Weapons and is a prerequisite for all TASER CEW certifications. Please register at www.Taser.com, click on the Training tab on the left then click on “Search upcoming classes”. If enrollment is completed properly, an email confirmation will be sent to the student(s). New certifications -complete the 4 hour online training block and attend BOTH days of the practical session. Re-certifications - complete the 8 hour online training block and attend the second listed practical date (Day 2 of the session).
Notes: Host Course. Register through www.Taser.com
Start Date: 7/18/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/19/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: Mid-County Annex, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway Building A Texas City, TX 77591
Instructor: Tim McCurley, Master Taser Instructor

3855 Latent Fingerprint Comparison-Basic Level (40 hrs)
Description:This course is for criminal justice personnel, officers and laboratory technicians who work with fingerprints and is designed for beginners. No experience is necessary. The objective is to train the student in fingerprint pattern recognition and to compare and identify fingerprints. Instruction on the history of fingerprints, basic physiology of friction ridge formation, the taking of inked fingerprints, basic tools/ methodology used in fingerprint comparison and basic courtroom testimony dealing with enhanced punishment (pen packet testimony) is included. Note: This course does not include work with latent prints.
Notes: Cost: Host course $495 early registration, $595 after May 1st www.txfact.com
Start Date: 8/7/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/11/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson

1017 Advanced Instructor Development (40 hrs)
Description:This course is designed to give Instructors the skills to build and present their material with memorable results. Everything matters from the moment your participant arrives to the time they depart. Attendees will learn and then put into practical application the use of specific backgrounds, sound bites, video clips, and transitions to draw their participants totally into the delivery of their presentation. Four 10 hour -days / 40-hours) Topics: Based around the refinement of your PowerPoint presentation (tips and tricks, splash page, video & sound), Development of the Instructor Manual (separate from your Lesson Plan), and then combined with classroom Presentation Skill Building (your classroom presence). This is a very hands-on, intensive and interactive course and students should be prepared to do some work as homework. A laptop computer along with basic skills in MSWord and MS PowerPoint are a must! More Information: Click Here!
Notes: Host course: Register at www.rickwhitehead.com
Start Date: 8/14/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/18/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limited
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Rick Whitehead & Associates

57016 Calibre Press: Street Survival Seminar (16 hrs)
Description:Today’s Street Survival Seminar addresses law enforcement as the multi-faceted profession it has become. Rather than limiting our focus to just surviving deadly threats, we also discuss the need to prepare officers for making sound, legal and reasonable decisions under stress in order to preserve the lives of citizens as well as their own. The foundation of the program is understanding and training realistically for stress events. From driving too fast and using unwarranted amounts of force to ineffective communication and the inability to decompress off-duty, the seminar emphasizes the need to understand and manage stress as the key to professional and personal success. Calibre Press for the first time in its over 36 year history is owned by a law enforcement officer. Lt. Jim Glennon leads a cadre of Instructors who are some of the most experienced, dynamic and respected in our profession. The Street Survival Seminar continues presenting classic training points while also addressing current events issues impacting the profession through the use of lecture and up-to-date videos of police/citizen interactions. Finally, the Seminar emphasizes the need to understand people and communicate effectively as they embrace the role of civilian peace officers. The Seminar topics will include, but not be limited to, the following: Officer Safety: The Fatal Four Stress: Preparation & Training Roadway Dangers & Responsibilities Police Abuse Pre-attack Indicators 24/7 – 30 Criminal Patrol Confrontational Dynamics
Notes: Host course: $229, register using the link, https://secure.calibrepress.com/event-registration/?ee=1059
Start Date: 9/11/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/12/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 150 Max
Location: The San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, Mainsail Room, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551
Instructor: Captain Steve Johnson, Calibre Press

3751 PATC Leading Behind the Badge (15hrs)
Description:Today’s public safety and criminal justice agencies need strong leaders and many of them. To meet the demands placed upon these agencies, leadership should be developed at all levels of the organization and all employees from the agency head and others down through the ranks to supervisors, trainers, officers, and civilian employees, should be inspired to act as leaders. The leadership challenge of developing excellence in yourself and others is built upon a well-established truth, “You cannot lead others until you can lead yourself.” Much of the leadership training today is geared more toward ability and proficiency in one’s profession. It often ignores the benefits of developing sound personal leadership principles in our personnel which serve as the foundation on which to build cohesiveness within an organization and enhance all other professional development. This course focuses on proven principles of personal leadership development. It offers a blueprint that will greatly impact and influence any new, current or future leader that true leadership excellence is about doing the right thing, setting the right example, serving as a positive role model and making a difference in the lives of others. “Leading Behind the Badge” is about sound human resource development that highlights the difference in an average organization or one that provides the “winning edge” in employee, staff and organizational development.
Notes: Host course: $295, register through http://www.patc.com/training/schedule.php
Start Date: 9/18/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/19/2017Time: 4:30:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: James Dodson, PATC

3343 Pepperball Instructor & Armorer's Course (16 hrs)
Description:PepperBall highly recommends that agencies wishing to deploy the Pepperball® System have at least one officer certified as a PepperBall Instructor/Armorer. After successfully completing the training course, the PepperBall Instructor is then qualified to train PepperBall users according to their agency’s policy. Please remember to register early. Deadline for registering is two weeks prior to the class. *SPECIAL OFFER Send two people for the price of one! $395 certifies one or two officers.
Notes: **HOST CLASS**For registration, please contact: Karen Buchholz p. (877) 887-3773 toll free training@pepperball.com
Start Date: 9/21/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/22/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 40 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: David Graham, Pepperball Technologies

2024 PATC Drug Investigations for Street Officers and New Investigators (20 Hours TCOLE credit)
Description:This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Uniformed Officer and New Investigator. This lecture works for the small and large police departments. During this course officers and investigators will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in their assigned duties. At times, the crime scene and interviews are the only means available in solving criminal cases. This course will help inform them of the many and various job functions they must perform and resources that can be available to them. Training and experience is the key to the uniform officer and new investigator to be able to work and solve criminal cases. Perspectives from actual cases will give insight to the attendee on the topics covered. The subject of “THE 10 MOST COMMON INVESTIGATIVE PITFALLS” officers make during investigations will be the initial starting point for the attendee. The overall presentation will be comprehensive and examine specific aspects from witnesses, victims, and suspects / defendants . With violent crimes a major factor in society, a focus on crimes against persons will be emphasized.
Notes: Host course: $325, register using the link,
Start Date: 9/25/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/27/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: John Kempf, PACT

3855 Latent Fingerprint Comparison-Intermediate Level (40 hrs)
Description:This course provides an extensive practical application of Friction Ridge Comparisons using both fingerprints and palm prints. Instruction also encompasses the scientific methodologies of examinations on friction ridge impressions as well as the scientific basis for friction ridge identification (individualization). Students will be trained in the presentation of expert testimony as well as courtroom demeanor. The class will then participate in an introduction to moot court presentations. Prerequisites: Each student must have completed Basic Fingerprint Identification prior to attendance.
Notes: Cost: Host course $495 early registration, $595 after May 1st www.txfact.com
Start Date: 10/2/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/6/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson

4018 Glock Armorer's Course (8 hrs)
Description:Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one day (8 hour) class. (To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be an active/retired law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.)
Notes: Host course: $250, Register using link, https://www.glocktraining.com/RegWizard.aspx?classid=104537
Start Date: 10/24/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/24/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: TBD

4018 Glock Advanced Armorer's Course (16 hrs)
Description:Two day (16 hour) class that goes beyond the basic armorers course and discusses advanced maintenance and service issues for the GLOCK pistol. (Current armorers with at least 2 years’ experience are eligible for the Advanced Armorers Course (AA).)
Notes: Host course: $350, Register using link, https://www.glocktraining.com/RegWizard.aspx?classid=104538
Start Date: 10/25/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/26/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: TBD

78016 TEEX Advanced Collision Investigation (80 hrs)
Description:Experienced crash investigators may enhance their level of understanding of collision investigation through this advanced course. Participants will learn new formulas and skills to better evaluate and investigate accidents. Although it is ideal for officers who routinely investigate and specialize in major injury and fatality collision investigations, it is also appropriate for patrol officers who frequently investigate collisions to complete this course. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Course #78016.
Notes: Cost: $750, Host course, register using the link https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=AIR545&courseTitle=Advanced%20Collision%20Investigation
Start Date: 10/30/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/10/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Carl Meaux

78017 TEEX Collision Reconstruction (80 hrs)
Description:Experienced collision investigators seeking to master the complexities of analyzing traffic collisions and reconstruct the events should attend this course. The course expands on the fundamentals of crash investigation with special emphasis on crash reconstruction. Critical thinking skills are sharpened to enable the trained crash investigator to analyze and understand evidence found at the crash scene. Momentum, principle direction of force, Delta-V, vector analysis, and time/distance are highlighted in this course. Case studies, many based on crash tests with known quantities as a guide, are used to illustrate major learning points. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Course #78017.
Notes: Cost: $1,000, Host course, register using the link https://teex.org/Pages/Class.aspx?course=AIR550&courseTitle=Collision%20Reconstruction
Start Date: 1/8/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 1/19/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: TBD

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