The SBLE Trainings are FREE and cover the core topics relevant to SBLE Officers and support our mission to serve schools and communities towards creating safe, secure, and healthy learning environments for all. School-based law enforcement demands high standards, full commitment, and ongoing training in a variety of critical topics.
TCOLE #4064 Training (Virtual & In-Person)
The TCOLE #4064 Training is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and is accredited by TCOLE. The in-person and virtual trainings are a two-day, 20 hour training divided into two 10-hour days. The goal of this training is to assist school-based law enforcement officers and school districts with compliance of legislative mandates requiring districts employing a peace/resource officer to create a policy requiring officers to complete education and training.
TCOLE #41501 SBLE Introductory Training (In-Person)
(Meets the required mandate of TCOLE 4064)
The TCOLE #41501 SBLE Introductory Training is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and is accredited by TCOLE. This training is developed to train school-based law enforcement officers in the areas that are fundamental to working in schools.
*You must complete this training (or TCOLE #41500) before you can take the TCOLE #41502 SBLE Intermediary Training. TCOLE #4064 does not meet the prerequisite requirement and is not a substitute for TCOLE #41501.
The content of the training curriculum is consistent with TCOLE 4064.
TCOLE #41502 SBLE Intermediary Training (In-Person)
The TCOLE #41502 SBLE Intermediary Training is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and is accredited by TCOLE. This training was developed to educate the school-based law enforcement officer on effective strategies when working with school and community partners and explore new topics relevant to the work of a SBLE officer to prevent problems, create safe environments, and divert youth from the juvenile justice involvement.
*Completion of TCOLE #41501 SBLE Introductory Training is a prerequisite for the TCOLE #41502 SBLE Intermediary Training. Please note that completion of TCOLE #4064 does not meet the prerequisite for this training.
TCOLE #41504 SBLE Advanced Training (In-Person)
The TCOLE #41504 SBLE Advanced Training is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and is accredited by TCOLE. This training was developed to advance the knowledge of school-based law enforcement officers with additional tools and methods to be successful in their daily duties.
*Completion of TCOLE #41501 and #41502 is prerequisite for the TCOLE #41504 SBLE Advanced Training.
TCOLE #41505 SBLE Master Training (In-Person)
The TCOLE #41505 SBLE Master Training is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and is accredited by TCOLE. Participants will receive 32 hours TCOLE credit upon completion of this training. This training will provide a deeper dive into school-based law enforcement best practices and will continue to build on the already established SBLE curricula of the Introductory TCOLE 41501, Intermediary TCOLE 41502, and Advanced TCOLE 41504.
*Completion of TCOLE #41501, TCOLE #41502, and TCOLE #41504 is prerequisite for the TCOLE #41505 SBLE Master Training.
TCOLE #2195 SBLE Active Shooter Response Course
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Uvalde, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement has received several requests for clarification regarding whether ALERRT Level 1 training might fulfil the requirements for the Active Shooter Response for School-Based Law Enforcement, TCOLE Course #2195, established under Texas Education Code Sec. 37.0812. We have reviewed the ALERRT Level 1 course curriculum and believe it to meet or exceed the requirements of Course #2195. Following this review, as well as the directive from Governor Abbott to ensure that as many peace officers as possible receive up-to-date active shooter training, TCOLE has made the determination that ALERRT Level 1 training reported to TCOLE under Course #3311 will be considered an equivalent to Course #2195 for compliance purposes. The policy change will affect training delivered on or after September 1, 2021, the beginning date of the current TCOLE continuing education unit. TCOLE sees this as a way to expand the options for school-based law enforcement officers to receive quality training as they prepare to protect our most vulnerable citizens.
For questions, please contact TCOLE at (512) 936-7700. The link to download the TCOLE curriculum can be found below:
TCOLE #2195 Active Shooter Response for SBLE Curriculum