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
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

66931 FEMA Pri Scrn/Personal Radiation Detector PRD (FEMA PER-243) (7 Hours TCOLE credit)
Description:This instructor-led, exercise-based course is designed to train the Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission using a personal radiation detector (PRD) to perform a preliminary radiological assessment. Responders operate PRDs to detect radiation, verify the radiation alarm, localize the source of radiation, measure the radiation level, and assess the threat status of the situation. Participants employ PRDs to help adjudicate potential threats regarding situations with people, vehicles, packages, and facilities. Additional information regarding PRND operations in maritime environments is available and included as needed. Sealed radioactive sources are used during drills and practical exercises. These sources are intended to simulate types of radioactive material that may be encountered in the public domain. Course content includes a primary screener’s role in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture and the National Preparedness Core Capabilities. Recommended Prerequisites: Participants should be law enforcement and public safety officers who have been issued a PRD and whose duties place them in location where illicit radiological .nuclear material may be hidden, transported, assembled, and/or employed by terrorist elements.
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: 7/22/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/22/2020Time: 4:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Charlie Johnson

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

3280 Street Crimes Seminar (21 hrs)
Description:Be the best trained officer at your agency. 3 days of the Street Crimes training will give you years of valuable street-tested techniques and tactics that you can use immediately on your very next shift. Training Topics Include: Police Pursuits Officer/Agency Liabilities Knowing Risks Involved Improving Police & Community Relations Conflict Resolution De-escalation Tactics for Responding Officers More Effective Ways to Police Communities Deadly Force Encounters Being Mentally Prepared Characteristics of Deadly Force Encounters Do’s and Don’ts of Deadly Force Encounters Deadly Force Statements Effective Interview Tactics Questioning for Fresh Leads Interviewing Streetwise Subjects Street Stops/Roadside Interviews Developing Good Witnesses Homeland Security Issues for the Street Cop/Agent Understanding Terrorism/Self Radicalization Stopping Terrorism Home-Grown Terrorists Drug Cartels & Terrorism ANTIFA/Sovereign Citizen Movement Covert Surveillance Techniques Matching Tactics to the Target How Targets “Make” You Do’s & Don’ts for Successful Surveillance Officer Safety Issues Safety Concerns On & Off-Duty Effective Use of Cover & Concealment Do’s & Don’ts for Critical Situations Reading Body Language Surviving Police Ambushes Police Ambushes are on the Rise – Be Prepared Staying Alert & Never Letting Your Guard Down Knowing Your Patrol Area Inside & Out Active Shooter Information for L.E.O’s & their Friends/Family Members Car Traps, Hidden Compartments & Search Procedures Other Secret Hiding Places Secret Hiding Places in Vehicles Gang & Drug Investigations Working Street Gangs/Gangs and Guns MS-13: World’s Worst Gang Designer Drugs/Heroin Epidemic The New Reality of Meth Cultivating Confidential Informants Core Questions for Gang CI’s Developing CI’s/Street Sources Do’s & Don’ts for CI Buys Using CI’s as Moles for Information Ethical Considerations Street Smart Intelligence Gathering Digging Deeper into Records & Databases Successful networking Tips Secrets of “Mining” the Streets Legal Ruses for Getting Information Interrogation Tactics/Legal Limits Use of Trickery and Deceit Paving the Road to the Truth Maneuvering Past Pitfalls in Court Legal Interrogation Tactics Interrogating Ex-Cons First Responder Hostage Negotiations Tips for the Street Cop Critical Decision Making for Frontline Supervisors Conflict Resolution/Ending the Threat Safely
Notes: Host course. https://streetcrimes.com/events/galveston-tx-august-10-12-2020-tcole-approved/
Start Date: 8/10/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/12/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Street Crimes Staff Intructors

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

3343 Pepperball Instructor & Armorer's Course (16 hrs)
Description:Course overview: This course certifies students as PepperBall® Instructors and Armorers for their individual agency, allowing them to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall® system and to service and maintain their launchers. What you will learn: In addition to everything covered in the Operator course, students will develop the skills needed for the safe operation, deployment, and maintenance of the PepperBall® system. They are given the knowledge and materials to build a custom PepperBall® course that fits within their specific agency and adheres to their policies and procedures. The Armorer portion of the course will teach students how to maintain, break down, and assemble the various PepperBall® launchers. After completion of this course, students will be able to identify, problem solve, repair, and maintain the various PepperBall® launcher systems.
Notes: Host Course. Contact Karen Buchholz Training Manager kbuchholz@pepperball.com (877) 887-3773 toll free
Start Date: 9/3/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/4/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: David Graham, Pepper Ball Master Instructor

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

1013 Basic Telecommunications Certification Course (48hrs)
Description:Each student must be employed as a TCO for a Public Safety Agency prior to the beginning of the course. To register a TCO for this course, please scan and email both the TCOLE DOLCEE form and AGF Check List (Send ORIGINALS with Student to Class). Each student must complete and confirm posted to TCOLErecords, 420 (or 2120) – Crisis Communication and 1305 - Rules Overview for Telecommunicators. (both of these courses are free at MYTCOLE). **TCOLE Licensing Exam will be made available on Thursday, April 9, 2020
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: 10/5/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/12/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

4802 TCIC/NCIC Full Access Operator Training Course (24 hrs)
Description:This course is for operators who perform all TCIC/NCIC functions, including inquiry, entry, modification, clearing, canceling, and III functions. Entering dispatchers and entering clerks. It also covers navigation of the databases that are connected to the TLETS system such as administrative messages, driver license, vehicle registration, and instructions regarding proper procedures for broadcasting in the state and nationwide. This course requires the TCIC/TLETS Operation Manual Parts 1 - 3. Operators must receive this training within the first six months of assignment or employment, regardless of whether these duties are performed on a full-time or part-time basis. MANDATORY for Each Student: Bring TCIC/TLETS User Name Bring print out of Full Access TCIC/TLETS Manual (Make sure it includes the Mobile and Less Than Full Access Sections) Bring PID for TCOLE Credit
Notes: Registration is through Nextest
Start Date: 10/13/2020Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 10/15/2020Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 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: 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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