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
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 is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 2/21/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 2/21/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

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: 2/22/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 2/22/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

1014 Basic Instructor Certification (40 hrs) FULL
Description:This Basic Instructor Certification course is designed to provide the basic concepts of instruction and to increase the quality of professional law enforcement training. This course introduces the student to the teaching-learning process, phases of the teaching-learning process, factors affecting learning, preparing a lesson plan, and methods of instruction. The students will be taught how to develop and use instructional media to enhance their presentations. In addition, the fundamental techniques of developing testing and evaluation procedures will be presented. Each trainee must demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively instruct a lesson during two teaching exercises which will be evaluated by two instructors. It is recommended you bring a thumb drive to the class to save two lesson plate templates to use in your presentations. To be eligible to attend this course, Officers must meet the following: Substantial experience in teaching or in the special field or subject area to be taught to include: § Two years experience as a peace officer, telecommunicator or jailer;-or- § A bachelor’s degree and two years of teaching experience;-or- § A graduate degree
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 3/4/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/8/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: FULL
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Inv. Robert Williamson

4005 Latent Fingerprint Processing: Recovery Friction Ridge Evidence (24 hrs)
Description:This 24-hour course is intended for law enforcement officers, investigators, technicians, and crime laboratory personnel tasked with processing crime scenes and/or physical evidence for latent print evidence. The course stresses hands-on practice with latent print development materials and methods; including conventional, fluorescent and magnetic powder processing, adhesive materials processing, basic chemical processing and cyanoacrylate fuming. They will learn to collect and preserve latent print evidence using tape lifting techniques, photography, and impression casting materials. Developing latent prints on a variety of surfaces • Lifting and mount powdered latent prints • Use of conventional black powder processing • Use of fluorescent powder processing • Black and silver magnetic powder processing • Forensic Light Sources & latent prints • Lifting materials and techniques • To label, mark, & ID latent print locations • Cyanoacrylate development of latent prints • Use of chemicals to processes LP evidence
Notes: Host Course: $345-$395. Register at www.txfact.com
Start Date: 3/5/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/7/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Walter Henson, TX FACT, LLC.

2050 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/
Start Date: 3/11/2019Time: 7:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/15/2019Time: 7:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: Victory Lakes Intermediate, League City, Texas
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts LLC

4018 Glock Armorer's Course (8hrs)
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=105965
Start Date: 3/12/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/12/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Ben Rios, Glock Professional Inc.

3342 Glock Operator Course (16 hrs)
Description:This training course is designed and intended for public safety professionals who have successfully completed a basic pistol course and want to improve their skills. This course is not recommended for those who have not attended official training programs. This course is a dynamic shooting course that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, shoot on the move, move into and recover quickly from kneeling and prone positions. Students will need to bring their GLOCK pistol, 1000 rounds of ammunition(NO RELOADS) and 10 dummy rounds, hat, eye and ear protection, duty holster and magazine pouch. To take this course you must be one of the following: Active or Reserve Law Enforcement. Active or Reserve Military. Licensed Armed Security Officers. Current GSSF Members. Current NRA Firearms Instructor. Documentation of these certifications is required upon request.
Notes: Host course: $300, Register using link https://www.glocktraining.com/RegWizard.aspx?classid=105883
Start Date: 3/13/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/14/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Ben Rios, Glock Professional Inc.

3344 Taser X26P User Certification Course (8 hrs)
Description:This class is designed to certify the New Taser CEW User with the Taser X26P CEW utilizing current training materials (Version 21 provided by AXON Inc.) For GCSO Employees-This course requires a Taser CEW Exposure. 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 is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 3/20/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/20/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

2096 Advanced Search and Seizure (8 hrs)
Description:HOST CLASS: Blue to Gold. This training is designed from the ground up for ALL officers. After officers attend our training they will have certainty in their enforcement actions. We teach every vital concept that police need to know to do their job. Plus, we take the time to answer any question or scenario a student may want to clarify.
Notes: Cost: $99 Early registration, $127 after February 27, 2019, register at www.bluetogold.com
Start Date: 3/22/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/22/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Anthony Bandiero, ALM

3286 Eyewitness Evidence/Identification (8 hrs)
Description:Criminal defense attorneys are increasingly attacking witness identifications. The result is that law enforcement officers must make sure they have defensible, solid procedures and techniques for obtaining and verifying witness identifications of suspects and events. In this eight hour class, attendees will learn the following: Pre-interview procedures to avoid "tainting" of witnesses The importance of Communication Issues Location and setting factors Body Language and deception indicators Crafting questions to maximize witness response Handling witness fears and "I don't want to get involved" protests Assembling Suspect photo display folders Proper procedures for showing witnesses suspect display folder Live lineup procedures and witness considerations Working with forensic artists and creating composites Sequential photo display showings, and sequential live lineups Utilizing open class discussions and real case examples, the instructor will discuss the presence or absence of details in witness responses, and how critical it is to understand what is, and what is not, being expressed in witness statements, both verbal and written. The students will become cognizant of the necessary procedures and considerations that come with witness interviews and identifications, per TCOLE learning objectives 1.0 through 3.9.
Notes: Host Course: $199 Register at https://www.trainingforceusa.com/home.html
Start Date: 3/26/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 3/26/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Ramesh Nyberg, Training Force USA

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: 3/29/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 3/29/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

2190 Calibre Press Emotional Survival for Female Enforcers (8 hrs)
Description:As Law Enforcement Professionals, we want to be the best officer we can be, respected for the job we do and accepted as an integral part of the organization. Emotional Survival for Female Enforcers focuses on overcoming the 24/7 demands that exist in a career serving and protecting a community, home and family. Managing those demands can sometimes be the most difficult part of the job. You are not alone… Designed to offerskills that can be immediately and easily put into practice, we begin this course by identifying the reality of stress and its effect on our physical and emotional well-being both on and off duty. Once identified, we educate students on the importance of Emotional Intelligence and its role in understanding and managing key stressors that can lead to anxiety and burnout. This seminar offers interactive discussions in managing personal relationships, embracing our Strong Professional Presence, managing “Priority Guilt” and Transitioning from “Officer to Offduty”. Our goal is to help female officers enjoy it all by harnessing their ability to turn obstacles into opportunities for personal growth. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: • Identifying Stress • Emotional Intelligence • Balancing Home and Career • Self-Control and Managing Emotions • The Myth of the ‘Magic Switch’ • Having it All, Doing it All, Being it All • BURNOUT • Suicide, Depression, Addiction and Divorce • ‘Right Now is the Right Time’ Mentality • Available Resources
Notes: This class is not a part of the Telecommunicator Conference being held in the area. Host course: $169 Register at
Start Date: 4/1/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 4/1/2019Time: 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: Ann Carrizales, Calibre Press

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. This course satisfies requirements for Intermediate Peace Officer Proficiency Certification if licensed after 03/01/2016 , must be completed within two years of licensing, if not taken in BPOC.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 4/6/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 4/6/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sonia Khurana & Ricky Harris

3855 Basic Fingerprint Identification (40 hrs)
Description:This course is for criminal justice personnel, officers and laboratory technicians who work with fin-gerprints 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 finger-prints, 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. PREREQUISITES: None.
Notes: Host course. Cost $495. Register at www.txfact.com
Start Date: 4/8/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 4/12/2019Time: 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: 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: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
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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