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
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 is Free. Course if for GCSO Personnel Only. Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 1/14/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 1/16/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Dylan Bell

6017 FRIDAY: Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth (8 hrs)
Description:The mission of the FRIDAY program is to reduce underage impaired driving and substance abuse through training law enforcement and those who work with juveniles. This FREE course provides 8 hours of TCOLE credit.
Notes: Cost: Free register at http://www.texasfriday.org/events/event_detail.aspx?id=4992
Start Date: 1/14/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 1/14/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 35 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeremy Creech

3009 PATC Supervising the Toxic Officer (20 hrs)
Description:Part of a leader's responsibility is to maintain favorable work conditions. Unfortunately, there are people who make this difficult to accomplish. While they may be small in numbers at times, they seem to create the largest amount of stress. Line and staff officers are often referred to as toxic employees. Their counterproductive attitudes can negatively impact the workplace. Toxic employees are people who are disappointed with his or her job, and want to tell everyone of their experience. Their unhappiness can stem from a variety of sources. The toxic person likes to hold the workplace hostage from threatening supervisors with lawsuits, to filing baseless grievances. If the work force feels the toxic person is not being held accountable, morale suffers. This 2.5-day course is organized to help police leaders develop strategic view of dealing with toxic employees while managing your liability risk. This program is user friendly complete with different options of defensible techniques to help administrators and supervisors establish a plan to manage the toxic employ and avoid long and costly lawsuits.
Notes: Host course: $350, register using the link, http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=15984
Start Date: 1/15/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 1/17/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike J. Coker, PATC

3737 New Supervisor's Course (24 hrs)
Description:Supervising a work environment requires advanced skills in leadership, counseling, motivation, and communication to create an effective and positive workplace. This course will provide participants with training vital to effective leadership and administrative tasks. Participants will learn topics in ethics, effective communication, leadership styles, counseling, planning and organizing, and cultural diversity. This course is mandatory for peace officers who are appointed to, or who will be appointed to, their first supervisory position. TCOLE requires officers to attend this course between a year before and a year after their appointment. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements New Supervisor's Course #3737.
Notes: Cost is Free. Course if for GCSO Personnel Only. Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 2/5/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 2/7/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Captain M. Bell

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

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