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: 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

Court Security Specialist Certification Training (40hrs)
Description:Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Court Security Specialist Certification Training Classes. Day 1: Introduction to Court Security (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21001) Bailiff Functions in Court Security (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21002) Day 2: Court Security Screening Basics (8 hours, TCOLE course 21003) Day 3: Explosives Recognition and Awareness (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21004) Introduction to Court Security Technology (4 hours, TCOLE Course 21005) ***Day 4: Court Security Practical Exercise Students will need to bring their empty duty rig. NO weapons or ammunition. (8 hours, TCOLE Course 21006) ***Day 5: Court Security Practical Firearms Students will need to bring 200 rounds of ammunition for their duty handgun and their duty rig. (8 hours, TCOLE Course 21007)
Notes: REGISTER ONLINE: www.courtsecurityconcepts.com Tuition: $375.00 per student (Single Classes $37.50 4 hr class, $75.00 8 hr class) Completion of all classes will satisfy the training requirements necessary to apply for the Court Security Specialist Certification from TCOLE.
Start Date: 9/2/2019Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 9/6/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: Jury Assembly Room, GC Justice Center
Instructor: Randy Harris

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: 9/13/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 9/13/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

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: 10/18/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 10/18/2019Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

2178 DWI Investigation & S.F.S.T. Practitioner Update (8 hrs)
Description:An important duty for a criminal justice professional is gathering information during field interviews. One must be able to ask questions and be prepared to interpret the responses given by Hispanic people. This chapter will provide tips for identifying oneself and on how to ask questions necessary for establishing events, gathering details about times and dates, finding witnesses, and obtaining the description of suspects or victims. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements #2109
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: 10/26/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 10/26/2019Time: 9:00:00 PM
Seats: 20 Max
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Cpl. Jeremy Creech, Inv. Jacob Manuel and Trooper Dancewicz

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: 11/22/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 11/22/2019Time: 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

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

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: 12/6/2019Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/6/2019Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

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