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
3829 Point of Contact Critical Wound Care (4 hrs)
Description:In today’s unpredictable and corrosive working environment, public safety first responders face many dangers, including increasingly high numbers of active shooter incidents resulting in critical injury to themselves, victims, witnesses, and suspects. The objective of this course is providing essential critical wound care at the point of injury and increasing survivability for first responders, while allowing them to “stay in the fight.” Certified tactical medics with years of experience “down range” will teach students comprehension of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and priority of actions required prior to providing essential emergency medical care, performance of the MARCH rapid trauma assessment protocol, recognition and control of bleeding from an extremity through proper application of tourniquets, control of hemorrhagic bleeding through use of hemostatic gauze, proper opening, clearing, and maintaining airways, assessment and treatment of a penetrating chest wound, and assessment and treatment for shock. All training is designed for first responders with little to no medical experience and is presented in an easy-to-learn format, ensuring students retain the information for use when it is critically needed. This course is essential for all public safety disciplines and members at all ranks. It is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course delivered free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free register at https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/events/leoEventList?leo=true
Start Date: 11/27/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 11/27/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 10/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeffrey Martin, Texas US Law Shield

3829 Point of Contact Critical Wound Care (4 hrs)
Description:In today’s unpredictable and corrosive working environment, public safety first responders face many dangers, including increasingly high numbers of active shooter incidents resulting in critical injury to themselves, victims, witnesses, and suspects. The objective of this course is providing essential critical wound care at the point of injury and increasing survivability for first responders, while allowing them to “stay in the fight.” Certified tactical medics with years of experience “down range” will teach students comprehension of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and priority of actions required prior to providing essential emergency medical care, performance of the MARCH rapid trauma assessment protocol, recognition and control of bleeding from an extremity through proper application of tourniquets, control of hemorrhagic bleeding through use of hemostatic gauze, proper opening, clearing, and maintaining airways, assessment and treatment of a penetrating chest wound, and assessment and treatment for shock. All training is designed for first responders with little to no medical experience and is presented in an easy-to-learn format, ensuring students retain the information for use when it is critically needed. This course is essential for all public safety disciplines and members at all ranks. It is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course delivered free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free register at https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/events/leoEventList?leo=true
Start Date: 11/27/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/27/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 10/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeffrey Martin, Texas US Law Shield

2049 The Analytics of Report Writing for Effective Testimony (4 hrs)
Description:More cases are dismissed, criminals released into custody, and legal and civil penalties assessed against law enforcement agencies based on ineffective field note offense reports and substandard courtroom testimony than other discrepancies combined. Our legal and law enforcement staffs represent some of the strongest subject matter experts in the discipline, and their experiences identifying, documenting, recovering, recording, protecting, and testifying to physical and testimonial evidence make this course worth the 4 hours dedicated to it. The class involves a review of basic report writing essentials, an intermediate table-top skills evaluation, and advanced level instruction involving actual case preparation and courtroom testimony. The course is 4-hour TCOLE certified, free of charge, and includes a comprehensive student guide for each participant.
Notes: Cost: Free register at https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/events/leoEventList?leo=true
Start Date: 11/28/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 11/28/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 10/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Michael Gurley, Texas US Law Shield

2049 The Analytics of Report Writing for Effective Testimony (4 hrs)
Description:More cases are dismissed, criminals released into custody, and legal and civil penalties assessed against law enforcement agencies based on ineffective field note offense reports and substandard courtroom testimony than other discrepancies combined. Our legal and law enforcement staffs represent some of the strongest subject matter experts in the discipline, and their experiences identifying, documenting, recovering, recording, protecting, and testifying to physical and testimonial evidence make this course worth the 4 hours dedicated to it. The class involves a review of basic report writing essentials, an intermediate table-top skills evaluation, and advanced level instruction involving actual case preparation and courtroom testimony. The course is 4-hour TCOLE certified, free of charge, and includes a comprehensive student guide for each participant.
Notes: Cost: Free register at https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/events/leoEventList?leo=true
Start Date: 11/28/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 11/28/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 10/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Michael Gurley, Texas US Law Shield

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: 11/30/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 11/30/2018Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

30418 Civilian Interaction Training (2 hrs)
Description:Texas drivers traditionally received very little, if any, training on how to act when being stopped by law enforcement. The Community Safety Education Act (SB 30) seeks to change this by standardizing the training received by Texas drivers and law enforcement officers. The Act mandates that high school students and students receiving driver education and driver safety training receive consistent training in expected behaviors. The Civilian Interaction Training course is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. A peace officer or reserve law enforcement officer who holds a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, issued on or before January 1, 2018, shall complete this training program not later than January 1, 2020.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 12/3/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/3/2018Time: 3:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeremy Conn, GCCO Pct 1

30418 Civilian Interaction Training (2 hrs)
Description:Texas drivers traditionally received very little, if any, training on how to act when being stopped by law enforcement. The Community Safety Education Act (SB 30) seeks to change this by standardizing the training received by Texas drivers and law enforcement officers. The Act mandates that high school students and students receiving driver education and driver safety training receive consistent training in expected behaviors. The Civilian Interaction Training course is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed unless the officer completes the training as part of the officer’s basic training. A peace officer or reserve law enforcement officer who holds a license under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, issued on or before January 1, 2018, shall complete this training program not later than January 1, 2020.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 12/3/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/3/2018Time: 10:00:00 AM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeremy Conn, GCCO Pct 1

GCSO POST Training
Description:For GCSO Personnel Only
Notes: Registration us through Division Commanders
Start Date: 12/7/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/7/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

2106 Crime Scene Investigation (40 hrs)
Description:This course shall present instruction in search techniques and processing of evidence from the crime scene to the court room. Latent fingerprints, crime scene photography, chart preparation and legal matters are among the topics covered. The goal shall be to improve the competency of the investigator in searching for, recovering and processing physical evidence at the crime scene. This course satisfies requirements for TCOLE course 2106 - Crime Scene Search
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: 12/10/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/14/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: GCSO ID Division Instructors

2045 Patrol Procedures (16hrs)
Description:This class is designed to introduce deputies to the standard operating procedures of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office regarding patrol. Material will cover both policy and procedure. Unless taking this course as a refresher, an additional 40-hour field training (ride along) is required. This class is REQUIRED according to SO policy for approval to work extra jobs.
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: 12/10/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 12/11/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Jail - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. David Galindo

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: 12/13/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/13/2018Time: 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: 12/14/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
End Date: 12/14/2018Time: 8:00:00 PM
Seats:
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: GCSO Firearms Instructors

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

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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