Program Information and Syllabus

Program Information and Syllabus

TCOLE 696-Hour Basic Peace Officer Course
#Subject
TCOLE Hours​CVCLEA Hours
 0
Administrative/Overview/Orientation

4​
​A. Professional Police Practice​s (56 hours)​ ​
​1.
​Professionalism and Ethics
12​
​2. 
​Professional Policing
12​
​3.
​Fitness, Wellness and Stress Management
16​
​4. 
​TCOLE Rules Overview/1033
4​
5.Multiculturalism
8
6.Racial Profiling (TCOLE 3256)
4
B. Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice System (121 hours)
7.U.S./Texas Constitution and Bill of Rights
10
8.Penal Code
50
9.Code of Criminal Procedures
8
10.Arrest, Search and Seizure
40
11.Asset Forfeiture
4
​12. 
​Identity Crimes
4​
​13.
​​Consular Notification
1​
​14.
​Civil Process
4​
​C. Illegal Substances and Special Regulations (12 hours)
​15.
​Health and Safety Code – Controlled Substances Act
8​
​16.
​Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (TABC)
4​
D. Family, Children and Victims of Crime (23 hours)
​17.
​Family Violence, Child Victims and Related Assaultive Offenses
4​
​18.
​Missing and Exploited Children (TCOLE 3275)
4​
19.​
​Child Alert Check List
1​
​20.
​Victims of Crime
10​
​21.
​Human Trafficking
4​
​E. Traffic Regulation (98 hours)
​22.
​Traffic Code/Crash Investigation (TIM)
74​
​23
​Intoxicated Driver/SFST
24​
​F. Communication/Language (48 hours)
​24.
​Written Communications
16​
​25.
​Verbal Communication/Public Interaction
16​
​26.
​Spanish
16​
​G. Use of Force (32+24 hours)
​27.
​​De-Escalation Strategies
8​
​28.
​Force Options Theory
24​

​Defensive Tactics
24​
​H. Special Populations (42 hours)
​29.
​Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
40​
​30.
​Traumatic Brain Injury
2​
​I. Arrest Procedures (40 hours)
​31.
​Arrest and Control
40​
​J. Investigations (50 hours)
​32.
​Criminal Investigation
40​
​33.
​Juvenile Offenders
10​
K. Vehicle Operations (32 hours)
​34.
​Professional Police Driving
32​
​L. Patrol Operation (72 hours)
​35.
​Patrol Skills/Traffic Stops
46​
​36.
​​Radio Communications/Amber-Silver Alerts/TCIC-TLETS
16​
​37.
​​Civilian Interaction Training (TCOLE 30418)
2​
​38.
​​Interacting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4​
​39.
​​Canine Encounters
4​
M. Medical (16 hours)
​40.
​Emergency Medical Assistance
16​
N. Weapons (48+16 hours)
​41.
​Firearms
48​

​Taser
8​

​OC Spray
8​
O. All Hazards Training (4 hours)
​42.
​HAZMAT
4​
​P. End of [TCOLE-BPOC] Review
​43.
​End of [TCOLE-BPOC] Review
2​

​Practicals (Building Search, Simmunition Training, Responding to Mock Calls for Service, Mock Oral Boards)
23​

​FINAL Fitness and Health Assessment (PT collapses into this; 8 at the close. In between the plan is to press exercise using Class Sergeants at break time)
8​

​BPOC Exam/Final
​3
 
Total hours696
78​
 
Total Cedar Valley College Law Enforcement Academy Hours
774