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
355 GCSO Annual Firearms Qualifications (CANCELED)
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: 5/29/2020Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 5/29/2020Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

2020 Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations (16hrs)
Description:For all Dive Team members and Law enforcement personnel including: Detectives, Patrol Officers, Crime Scene Technicians, Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Prosecutors. Two days classroom instruction HDI manual/workbook Wall Certificate Optional: Photo ID cert card - $35 Instructor: Andrea Zaferes (recently featured on Dateline and the Discovery Channel) What were you taught about Body-Foun d-In-Water Investigations? ● Is it a body dump or a drowning? State-of-the-art diagnostics of drowning ● What to photo and document on body & scene ● Bathtub, bucket, toilet, pool, & openwater incidents. ● SIDS or Homicidal Drowning? ● Preservation of possible water crime scene ● What happens to submerged bodies and evidence? ● Submerged evidence recovery / processing (DNA, weapons, fabrics, pollen etc). ● Was it not there, or did the dive team miss it?- How to tell the difference ● Indications of homicides by drowning. ● Autoerotic aquatic asphyxia and Aquatic Sexual Sadism ● Aquatic child abuse Zaferes is a noted speaker at Forensic/ Rescue Conferences worldwide, has published several books in the PSD field and consults on homicidal drowning cases across the U.S. & Canada. Past diving honors include; DAN Rolex Award, Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year Award, Women Divers Hall of Fame & much more. Learn what information to collect on every drowning or body-found-in-water scene. This program will change the way you look at and manage water-related incidents. Drowning is the second most common cause of accidental death to children and 3rd for adults.
Notes: Host Course: $235 per student. For Course information/ registration contact: Brandon or Karen Lifeguard Systems (845) 657-5544 lgs@teamlgs.com
Start Date: 6/3/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/4/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: Mid-County Annex, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway Building A Texas City, TX 77591
Instructor: Andrea Zaferes, Lifeguard Systems

4800 TCIC/NCIC Mobile Operator Training Course (8 hrs) CANCELED
Description:This course is for operators who perform TCIC/NCIC functions at any level lower than full access. Generally, this pertains to inquiry only, including mobile digital terminal (MDT) or laptop computer operators. It also covers information about driver license and vehicle registration. This course requires the TCIC/TLETS Operation Manual Part 1. This course is for officers who access returns on an MDT, employees of the DA's office, and jailers who do not run CCQ. MANDATORY for Each Student: Bring TCIC/TLETS User Name, TCIC/TLETS Operation Manual Part 1.
Notes: Canceled 05/15/2020
Start Date: 6/16/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/16/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 6/17/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/18/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

3301 P2 Concepts Basic SWAT (60 hrs)
Description:Basic SWAT is a 60-hour SWAT School that covers the basics. You will have a general understanding of SWAT tactics and procedures. Topics include history and philosophy, liability issues, operational planning and deployment, team movements, tactical firearms, breaching, diversionary devices, hostage operations, high risk warrant service, and barricaded persons.
Notes: Host Course. For more information go to https://p2conceptstraining.com/event/basic-swat-3-2-2/
Start Date: 6/22/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/26/2020Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: Texas City Municipal Gun Range, 4000 Bay Street North, Texa City, Texas 77590
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts, LLC

1850 Crisis Intervention Training (40 hrs)
Description:This course provides the key concepts, safety techniques and communication skills for peace officers to use when they respond to individuals in a serious mental health crisis. It covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include: • indicators of mental illness • understanding mental illness • documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system • intervention strategies for dealing with low and high risk situations The former 16-hour Crisis Intervention Training ceased to exist on April 1, 2018. For officers licensed after April 1, 2018, who have not had this new Crisis Intervention Training as part of their BPOC, this is a required course and must be taken within two years of license issuance. For officers who were licensed before April 1, 2018, this is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed or the date an officer applies for an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate or advanced , whichever date is earlier.
Notes: Cost: Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550 with your valid name, agency, PID and valid email address for correspondence.
Start Date: 7/6/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/10/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 10 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde and Agt. David Alcala

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 7/15/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/16/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

2050 P2 Concepts Advanced SWAT Course (60 hrs)
Description:Designed to focus on the enhancement of the basic skills covered in Basic SWAT and the development of competencies necessary to conduct specialized missions. Topics, such as hostage rescue, vehicle assaults, high risk warrant service, and tubular assaults will be covered in great detail. Students will also be trained in developing both Operational Plans and After Action Reports. Students will be assigned to a team and will conduct challenging team building exercises daily that will focus on physical agility and decision making skills. Assessments will be made throughout the week through practical application, reality based scenarios (force on force), and a final FTX on the last day. Required gear list, all tactical related equipment to include, but not limited to: Entry vest / plate carrier with magazine pouches Rifle with sling and at least 3 magazines (rifle must be sighted in) Pistol with at least 3 magazines Duty belt with holster and magazine pouches Helmet (ballistic or bump) Handheld light(s) and weapon mounted lights 600 rifle rounds - live fire 200 pistol rounds - live fire Eye and ear protection Weapon cleaning kit Personal protective gear for force on force (face and groin protection) Prerequisite Current LE / Mil / Gov Credentials Must show proficiency in firearms with duty pistol and rifle Must be in good physical condition Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to 12 hours per day Must not have any medical restrictions Must have attended a Basic SWAT course
Notes: Host Course. For more information go to https://p2conceptstraining.com/event/advanced-swat-texas-5/?v=7516fd43adaa
Start Date: 7/20/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/7/2020Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: Texas City Municipal Gun Range, 4000 Bay Street North, Texa City, Texas 77590
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts, LLC

3843 CIT Update (8 hrs)
Description:The purpose of the Intermediate Crisis Intervention Training course is to educate law enforcement officers about updated issues pertaining to crisis intervention techniques, especially in communicating with persons in crisis. TCOLE Mandate Training Cycle- each 4yr Cycle (current 09/01/17- 08/31/21): If the Peace Officer does not achieve Intermediate Certification before the end of the Cycle, the Peace Officer must take- Crisis Intervention Training (3843) (Rule 218.3(c))
Notes: Cost: Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550 with your valid name, agency, PID and valid email address for correspondence.
Start Date: 7/21/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/21/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde & Sgt. David Alcala

2096 Advanced Search and Seizure (8 hrs) (CANCELED)
Description:This is the premier Blue to Gold Course and the only Nationally Certified Training search and seizure training by IDALEST. This course is designed for experienced law enforcement officers who already possess knowledge and experience in search and seizure law.
Notes: CANCELED by provider 03/18/2020
Start Date: 8/4/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/4/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: CANCLED by provider 03/18/2020
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Anne Kelleher, Blue to Gold

2096 Advanced Search and Seizure for Narcotic Investigations (8 hrs)( CANCLED)
Description:This course is perfect for proactive narcotics and street officers. Topics include undercover operations inside homes; executing drug warrants; knock and announce issues; and more.
Notes: CANCELED by provider 03/18/2020
Start Date: 8/5/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/5/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: CANCLED by provider 03/18/2020
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Anne Kelleher, Blue to Gold

2096 Advanced Search and Seizure for Traffic Stops (8 hrs) (CANCELED)
Description:This class picks up where Advanced Search & Seizure leaves off. You’ll learn about the many search and seizure issues you face when dealing with vehicles. Master traffic stops with this class.
Notes: CANCELED by provider 03/18/2020
Start Date: 8/6/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/6/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: CANCLED by provider 03/18/2020
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Anne Kelleher, Blue to Gold

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 8/19/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/20/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 9/16/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/17/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 10/21/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/22/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 11/18/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/19/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

POST A & B 2020
Description:POST A- 3799 Intro to NIBRS & 3845 AHA CPR & AED (8 hrs) POST B-3186 Legal Update, 30418 CITP & 3910 Sexual Harassment (8 hrs)
Notes: for GCSO Personnel Only
Start Date: 12/16/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/17/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO Staff Instructors

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