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 Sheriffs 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
3344 TASER X26P New User Certification (8 hrs)
Description:This class is designed to certify the New Taser CEW User with the Taser X26P CEW utilizing current training materials (Version 20 provided by Taser Inc. *For GCSO Employees-This course requires a Taser CEW Exposure and prior written authorization from your GCSO Division Commander. Documentation must be submitted to the Training Division prior to the training date. *For all other Non GCSO Agencies-If your agency requires exposure you must bring two simulation cartridges and one live cartridge for this course (they may be all live cartridges if you are unable to obtain simulation cartridges). If your agency does not require exposure you must bring two cartridges whether live or simulation.
Notes: Cost: Free To register for GCSO courses contact Amber Burns at amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-763-7594 with your Name, PID, Agency and valid email address (for correspondence).
Start Date: 11/27/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/27/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Fred Boas

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: 11/28/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/29/2017Time: 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

2045 Patrol Procedures (16hrs)
Description:This class is designed to introduce deputies to the standard operating procedures of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office regarding patrol. Material will cover both policy and procedure. Unless taking this course as a refresher, an additional 40-hour field training (ride along) is required. This class is REQUIRED according to SO policy for approval to work extra jobs.
Notes: GCSO Personnel only. To register cotnact Cpl. Lucio Martinez lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 11/29/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/30/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sgt. Brent Cooley

3702 Field Training Officer ( 24 hrs)
Description:The course is designed to provide training guidance and training aspects to future Field Training Officers in the area of law enforcement, including peace officers, jailers, telecommunication operators, correction officers, public service officers, etc. This course also introduces and teaches the student the History and Purpose of Field Training, Training Methodologies and Techniques, Counseling, the Evaluation Process, and the importance of Documentation. Each student must demonstrate (evaluated at the end of the course) the basic knowledge required to effectively apply all applications of the training.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/4/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/6/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sgt. Michael Bell

3275 Missing and Exploited Children (Intermediate) (4 hrs)
Description:This course is intended as an introduction to issues related to responding to and investigating missing and exploited children cases. This course is a mandated course for Intermediate/Advanced Peace Officer certification.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/4/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/4/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Fred Boas

3343 O/C Pepper Spray (4 hrs)
Description:This course covers the legal requirements, basic techniques, tactics, and decontamination necessary to successfully deploy OC/Pepper Spray. The State of Texas requires all Law Enforcement carrying pepper spray be certified in its use prior to carry; this course satisfies that requirement.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/5/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/5/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

2106 Crime Scene Investigation (40 hrs) FULL
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: FULL-Waiting List Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/11/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/15/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

355 GCSO Annual Firearms Qualifications
Description:Annual Firearms Qualification for GCSO Peace Officers
Notes: For GCSO Active/Retired Peace Officers Only
Start Date: 12/15/2017Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/15/2017Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

2107 Intermediate Use of Force (16 hrs)
Description:This is course is designed to cover use of force in a law enforcement setting, including the statutes about use of force, types of force, psychological aspects, and more. This course satisfies the TCOLE core course required to obtain the Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/18/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/19/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

7887 Interactive with Deaf and hard of Hearing Drivers (4 hrs)
Description:Law enforcement officers who enroll in this TCOLE mandated course will learn about using appropriate techniques to interact and communicate with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will receive practical training on how to effectively communicate by themselves but also learn when an interpreter may be required. As part of the course, officers will learn how to identify someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They also will learn regulations for law enforcement agencies regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals under the American with Disability Act.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us To register contact Amber Burns at amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-763-7594 with your Name, PID, Agency and valid email address (for correspondence).
Start Date: 12/20/2017Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/20/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sonia Khurana and Ricky Harris

62041 Dogs and Police , Shoot or Don't Shoot (8 hrs)
Description:This course satisfies TCOLE requirement for Intermediate and Advance PO Proficiency certification for Canine Encounters. This course is a legislatively mandated course and is to be completed not later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed and as a requirement for an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate issued after January 1, 2016.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register for the course contact Amber Burns at 409-763-7594 or amber.burns@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/21/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/21/2017Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

3347 Taser Annual CEW User Update Course (2 hrs)
Description:This course covers the Taser Annual CEW User Update course utilizing V 20 of the Taser Training Materials. *Agencies other than GCSO must provide two live or simulation cartridges for training.*
Notes: To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at 409-766-2550 or lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us
Start Date: 12/22/2017Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/22/2017Time: 10:00:00 AM
Seats: 50 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez & Deputy Fred Boas

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

4005 Palm Print Comparison Techniques (24 hrs)
Description:The purpose of this three day workshop is to substantially improve the ability of the latent print examiner to conduct latent print comparisons in a more time and cost efficient manner. This workshop is designed to benefit examiners at all expertise levels from the new trainee to the latent print supervisor. The practical exercises have been prepared in such a manner that each student will be working with material equal to their level of expertise and progress to more difficult assignments. I.A.I Approved Training Hours: This course provides 24 training hours and is approved for IAI Certification and Recertification.
Notes: Cost: $400, register at http://www.rsaestore.com/product-p/tr17975.htm
Start Date: 1/22/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 1/24/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jamie Bush, Ron Smith & Associates

8810 Calibre Press Women in Command (16 hrs)
Description:Women in Command is an energetic and interactive two-day course conceived, constructed and taught by successful female law enforcement executives. Leadership is a combination of both innate talents and learned skill sets. The seminar examines the traits and skill sets of proven successful leaders and accomplished agencies. Being a female leader in a male dominated profession has its own distinct sets of issues. Over the two days, we will engage in lively discussions in an open forum populated by current and future women law enforcement leaders. Topics examined will include: • Creating an Effective Organizational Climate • Leadership Qualities Unique to Women • Learning from Successful Female Leaders • Leading in a Male Dominated Profession • Supervising other Females • Building your Credibility • Mentoring and Leading by Example • Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling • Self Examination
Notes: Host Course: Cost: $329, register at www.calibrepress.com
Start Date: 2/7/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 2/8/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 150
Location: The San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, Mainsail Room, 5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551
Instructor: TBD

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, www.txfact.com
Start Date: 4/16/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 4/20/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson, TXFACT

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