Regional SBLE Trainings
This year, the Texas School Safety Center, is proud to introduce a new regional training model that aims to develop qualified and experienced instructors across the state to support the delivery of research-based training for school-based law enforcement officers.
Free Training Courses Offered
The Texas School Safety Center, in conjunction with the regional Education Service Centers, will host a total of six (6) free train-the-trainer courses in different regions of the state. Three of the train-the-trainer courses will be the state mandated TCOLE 4063 course and three of the train-the-trainer courses will be the newly developed TCOLE 41500 TxSSC Introductory SBLE Train-the-Trainer Course.
State Mandated TCOLE 4063:
The state mandated TCOLE 4063 Course is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and was accredited by TCOLE. This course was developed as a train-the-trainer model to instruct subject matter expert attendees on how to train school-based law enforcement officers in the areas required by Texas Education Code Sec. 37.0812.
Texas Education Code Sec. 37.0812 requires all school police officers serving in school districts with an enrollment of 30,000 or more students to complete at least 16 hours of youth-focused training. These new training requirements are part of, not in addition to, the total number of training hours that are already required for all law enforcement officers to complete in order to maintain their licenses. Topics covered in the course include:
- The Adolescent Brain
- The Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children with Disabilities or Special Needs
- De-Escalation Techniques and Techniques for Limiting the Use of Force
- Restorative Justice
- Mental Health Crisis Intervention
After completion of this course, attendees will have the knowledge and materials needed to conduct the mandatory TCOLE Course 4064, a 20-hour training. Those who have completed this train-the-trainer course will have the certification to teach the mandated curriculum to other officers, and also be added to the Texas School Safety Center’s Instructor and Expert Network.
TCOLE 41500 TxSSC Introductory SBLE Train-the-Trainer Course:
The TxSSC Introductory SBLE Train-the-Trainer Course TCOLE Course #41500 is provided by the Texas School Safety Center and was accredited by TCOLE. This course was developed as a train-the-trainer model to instruct subject matter expert attendees on how to train school-based law enforcement officers in the areas that are fundamental to working in schools. The course is comprised of 28 sections, delivered over four days, that includes topics such as the history of school-based law enforcement, juvenile law, bullying, and suicide prevention. For a full list of topics covered in the course, view the download below.
After completion of this course, participants will be added to the Texas School Safety Center’s Instructor and Expert Network. Being added to this network will allow for individuals to be contracted to teach the TCOLE Course 41501 in their region upon request and scheduling by the Texas School Safety Center.
Locations and Dates
- March 6-9, 2018 Amarillo, TX Apply by January 19 More Info
- April 10-13, 2018 Midland, TX Apply by February 23 More Info
- April 24-27, 2018 San Antonio, TX Apply by March 9 More Info
TCOLE 41500 TxSSC Introductory SBLE Train-the-Trainer Course
How to Attend?
If interested in attending one of the train-the trainer courses, you must apply and be accepted to the Texas School Safety Center’s Instructor and Expert Network. If interested in joining the Instructor and Expert Network to be considered for one of these courses, please complete the INITIAL online application below. Once the initial application is completed, you will receive an email containing an application ID number and access to the full application form. The full application (a fillable Word document), your resume, and letters of recommendation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to complete your application.
Information included in the application will allow the TxSSC to determine your eligibility to join the Instructor and Expert Network, and subsequently attend one of the train-the trainer courses. You must apply and be accepted to attend any one of these trainings.
Applications are reviewed with close attention to an individual’s experience, knowledge of topic(s) being covered in the courses, ability to deliver educational material, and certifications/credentialing in specific areas. Geographical location will also be considered based on the need of instructors and experts in specific topics across the state. The train-the trainer courses for this year are scheduled in specific regional locations to build a network of instructors in this area primarily.
To be considered for a train-the trainer course this year, the online application, and supporting materials, must be submitted by 45 days prior to the beginning of the course. Applicants will be notified of selection for a specific train-the trainer course no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the course.
NOTE: If you have already completed the train-the trainer 4063 for the state mandated course, and would like to be considered for inclusion in the Texas School Safety Center’s Instructor and Expert Network, you must still complete the online application. If accepted, you will not have to take the course again, but will be added to the TxSSC trainer and expert database.