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
355 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: 4/26/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 4/26/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

9909 Officer Involved Shooting Investigations (16 hrs)
Description:Officer involved shootings are being heavily scrutinized in modern day law enforcement by the media, community leaders and activists, as well as the entire criminal justice system. The highly sensitive nature of thse investigations require that they are conducted in a very professional and thorough manner leaving no stone unturned. This two-day training course will help officers understand the investigative process and help detectives ensure that they are properly equipped to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation. This training course has proven extremely beneficial for anyone involved in the investigation of an officer involved shooting to include the patrol officers, new and veteran detectives, crime scene personnel, prosecutors, dispatchers, and supervisors who will oversee the investigation. Participants will gain knowledge regarding how to handle and investigate one of the most importatnt type cases in their careers. Case studies, court decisions, grand jury outcomes and trial outcomes will all be discussed providing the class participants a unique opportunity to study cases from the beginning to their conclusion.
Notes: Host Course: $289 register at www.pletraining.com
Start Date: 5/20/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/21/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Kirk Bonsil, PLE Training, LLC

355 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: 5/31/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 5/31/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

3313 ALERRT Active Shooter Level I (16 hrs)
Description:This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios. Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided.
Notes: Class is Full. Contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550 to be placed on the waiting list.
Start Date: 6/10/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/11/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 24/30
Location: TBA
Instructor: GCSO & GPD ALERRT Instructors

3313 ALERRT Active Shooter Level I (16 hrs)
Description:This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios. Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/12/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/13/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 24/30
Location: TBA
Instructor: GCSO & GPD ALERRT Instructors

3855 Palm Print Recognition and Identification (24 hrs)
Description:This course is for criminal justice personnel, officers and laboratory technicians who work with fric-tion ridge evidence. A basic knowledge of fingerprint recognition and identification is required. No previous experience working with palm prints is necessary. The objective is to train the student in the recognition and identification of the friction ridge detail present on the palms. PREREQUISITE: The student must have completed a Basic Fingerprint Identification (40 hrs.) class prior to attending this program.
Notes: Host course. Cost $345. Register at www.txfact.com
Start Date: 6/24/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/26/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Dan Reigstad, Texas FACT, LLC

355 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: 6/28/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 6/26/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

3301 P2 Concepts Basic SWAT (60 hrs)
Description:This course is a 60-hour Basic SWAT School and will provide students with the basic understanding of SWAT tactics and procedures. This course will focus on the basic concepts of SWAT operations, to include: History and philosophy, physical fitness, liability issues, operational planning and deployment, team movements, tactical firearms, chemical agents, mechanical and shotgun breaching, diversionary devices, hand to hand combatives, tactical combat casualty care, hostage operations, vehicle takedowns, high risk warrant service, and barricaded persons.
Notes: Cost: $400 Register https://p2-concepts.com/event/basic-swat-league-city-texas/
Start Date: 7/15/2019Time: 7:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/19/2019Time: 7:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts, LLC

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: Cost: $400 Register at https://p2-concepts.com/event/advanced-swat-league-city-texas-2/
Start Date: 7/22/2019Time: 7:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/26/2019Time: 7:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts, LLC

355 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: 7/26/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/26/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

4005 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 exami-nations 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 court-room demeanor. The class will then participate in an introduction to moot court presentations. PREREQUISITES: Student must have completed a Basic Fingerprint Identification class (40 hrs.) prior to attendance, or have the instructor’s approval.
Notes: Host course. Cost $495. Register at www.txfact.com
Start Date: 8/5/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/9/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson, Texas FACT, LLC

355 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: 8/30/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 8/30/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

4005 Latent Fingerprint Comparison-Advanced 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 exami-nations 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 presenta-tions. ABOUT THE COURSE Walter Henson retired as the Manager of the Fingerprint Processing Bureau after over 27 years with the Texas De-partment of Public Safety. His previous positions included; Automated Fingerprint Identification (A.F.I.S.) Project Assistant, LiveScan Coordinator for the State of Texas, and Forensic Scientist in the Latent Print Section at the DPS Crime Laboratory in Austin, Texas. Walter holds an instructor certifi-cation from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and has taught classes throughout the State on the Development and Comparison of Latent Prints. Walter has conducted advanced training clas-ses at the Texas DPS Academy and made presentations for the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification and the Texas Rangers. Walter has traveled extensively across the state conducting training classes on AFIS and LiveScan. He has been accepted as an expert witness on fingerprint identification and comparison in State and Federal Court. Walter is the past-president of the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification and has chaired several committees for the TDIAI. He is also a member of the AFIS-Internet Organization. Water continues to teach and consult across Texas and other states. Latent Fingerprint Comparison: Advanced Level Part of our Friction Ridge Evidence Series presented by Texas Forensic Associates Hosted by Galveston County Sheriff’s Office December 2nd - 6th, 2019 Location: 601 - 54th Street, Galveston TX Time: 8AM - 5PM WWW.TXFACT.COM YOU WILL LEARN THIS COURSE IS APPROVED FOR 40 HOURS CREDIT BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE HOST AGENCY. PREREQUISITES: Student must have completed both a Basic (40 hrs.) and Intermediate (40 hrs.) Fingerprint Identification program, or have the instructor’s approval.
Notes: Host course. Cost $495. Register at www.txfact.com
Start Date: 12/2/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/6/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson, Texas FACT, LLC

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