The Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence provides training for local, county, state and federal professionals in law enforcement, public safety, fire science and homeland security along the US/Mexico border. Opportunities for professional growth and access to training will strengthen public safety and benefit those who make public service a career. South Texas College is dedicated to providing excellence in educational programs and accessibility to a diverse population.

TCOLE Training

Looking for training courses to complete your TCOLE certification? We offer training courses in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced categories with experienced instructors. View our available courses and sign up today to reserve your spot!

The course listings will be updated periodically.

Course List

Upcoming Sessions Past Sessions

Available Sessions

Date Course Time
Apr 5, 2024 Full-Scale Active Shooter Exercise (FSASE) Invitation Required 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Oct 23 - 24, 2024 870 Remington Shotgun Armorer Course 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mar 7, 2024 Adult Mental Health First Aid Class 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Apr 8 - 12, 2024 Advanced Instructor Development 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 3 - 4, 2024 Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 21 - 22, 2024 AR15/M4 (Unbranded) Armorer 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug 19 - 23, 2024 Advanced Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor Rescheduled from February Date 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 1 - 5, 2024 Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 26, 2024 Basic Insurance Fraud Training 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 25 - 26, 2024 Child Death Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 29 - 30, 2024 Covert Entry Specialist Specialist I 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 29 - May 3, 2024 Covert Entry Specialist Specialist I & II 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 19 - 21, 2024 Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug 14 - 15, 2024 Cyber Hunter Training Program 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 29 - 30, 2024 Death Investigation: Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Death and the Investigative Process 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jun 24 - 26, 2024 De-Escalation Practitioner Instructor Course 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Feb 27, 2024 Ending At Fault LE Crashes 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 11, 2024 Eyewitness Evidence Identification 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 10 - 14, 2025 FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jan 20 - 24, 2025 FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 22 - 26, 2024 FTO (Field Training Officer) Certification 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apr 22 - 26, 2024 Fire and Life Safety Educator I (NFPA 1035) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 23 - 25, 2024 Fire Background Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aug 5 - 9, 2024 Fire Instructor I NFPA 1041 (INS100) Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 14 - 18, 2024 Fire Instructor II NFPA 1041 (INS200) Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 9 - 13, 2024 Fire Officer I NFPA 1021 (FOP100) Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nov 11 - 15, 2024 Fire Officer I NFPA 1021 (FOP200) Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 10 - 12, 2024 Fire Pattern Recognition, Identification and Persistence 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 14, 2024 Glock Armorer 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 16 - 18, 2024 Ground Control Instructor Level 1 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 30 - May 2, 2024 Homicide Investigation & Crime Scene Management Training 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Oct 14 - 18, 2024 Hostage Negotiations and Crisis Intervention, Phase I and II (Pierpoint) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jun 3 - 7, 2024 Incident Safety Officer NFPA 1521 (FOP600) Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 4 - 6, 2024 Intoxilyzer Operator Certification Course 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 5 - 6, 2024 Intro Into Narcotics Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 6 - 8, 2024 Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Supervisors 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 14 - 16, 2024 Investigating Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Feb 26 - 1, 2024 Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 7 - 10, 2024 New Detective School 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 18 - 20, 2024 NIMS/ICS–300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - Pharr 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 9 - 11, 2024 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS 300 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 12 - 13, 2024 Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS 400 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mar 21 - 22, 2024 NIMS/ICS–400 Advanced ICS for Complex Incidents - Pharr 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 15 - 19, 2024 Officer-Involved Shooting and Use-of-Force 5-day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 22 - 23, 2024 Prisoner Control, Search and Transport 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apr 1 - 5, 2024 RADAR/LIDAR Instructor 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jan 14 - 17, 2025 Reid Investigative Interview and Advanced Interrogation Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 21 - 23, 2024 Responding to Veterans and Police Officers in Crisis 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 20 - 21, 2024 Sexual Assault Investigation 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 8 - 10, 2024 Search Warrants 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 10 - 11, 2024 Social Media & Open Source Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Apr 8 - 9, 2024 Supervising the Toxic Officer 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jul 29 - 31, 2024 The Mind Behind Abnormal and Deviant Behaviors 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Past Sessions

Course
21st Century Policing: Building Trust and Legitimacy
5 Day New Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Advanced Communications Course
Advanced FTO Course
Advanced Human Trafficking
Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents, ICS 400
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Analytics of Report Writing for Effective Testimony
Arrest and Control Tactics Instructor
Analysis & Documentation of Medicolegal Death Investigations
Asset Forfeiture
AWR 136 - Essentials of Community Cybersecurity
Background Investigations
Ballistic Shield
Basic Auto Extrication
Basic Bicycle School
Basic Civil Process
Basic Firefighter/Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-130/190
Basic Instructor Course #1014
Basic Narcotics Investigations
Basics of Fire Investigation
Basic Firearms Instructor Course
Basic Telecommunicator Certification
Body Worn Camera
Building Financial Strength in First Responder Families
Canine Encounters
Car Fire Simulator
Cell Phone Investigation Techniques
Cell Phone Technology and Forensic Data Recovery Certification
Child Abuse Prevention
Child Safety Check Alert List
Citizen Interaction
Civilian Interaction
Complete Rangemaster Course
Confined Space Entry
Crime Scene Investigation
Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Course
Crisis Intervention Refresher
Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Management Affecting Institutions of Higher Education: A Collaborative
Cultural Diversity
De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention That Actually Works
De-escalation Techniques
Defeating Deception in Interviews
Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Driver Aerial Operator- TCFP Certification
Drone Flight Basics/Part 107 Preparation
Drone Search and Rescue
Don’t Fear the Darkside
Driver Operator Certification
Drug Interdiction Assistance Program
Drug Unit Supervisor
Duty to Intervene
Emergency Medical Response and Basic Life Support
Family Violence (Strangulation)
FBI-LEEDA Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations
FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute
FBI-LEEDA Media and Public Relations
FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute
Firearm Carry Act of 2021 (Constitutional Carry)
Finding Wellness - Building a Healthier Life #4202
Fire Investigation: First Responders (NFA)
Fire Prop Simulator
Fire Vent Trailer Simulator
First Responder Medical (FRM) Train-the-Trainer
Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth
Force Encounters Analysis (Understanding Human Performance in Critical Incidents)
Forcible Entry
Hidden Compartment Training
Hands - On Vehicle Fire/Arson Investigation
High Performance Teamwork: Conflict Resolution
Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
Hostage Negotiations Course
Hostage Negotiations Phase 1
How to Write a Search Warrant by the District Attorney Office
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement - Truckers Against Trafficking
Identity Theft
Indoor Drone Tactics for Law Enforcement
Insurance Fraud for Patrol and CID
Interacting with Drivers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Interdiction Investigations
Integrated Drug and Contraband Interdiction: Trafficking in Transportation and Service Industries
Intermediate Arrest, Search and Seizure
Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, ICS 300
Intermediate Use of Force
Interview and Interrogation
Introduction to Communication Technologies for Law Enforcement
Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations
Investigating Cases of Child Homicide and Unexplained Deaths of Children
K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement Course
Law Enforcement Grant Writing 101
Law Update: Digital Body Camera
Law Update: Warrantless Searches
Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Professionals
Leadership for Field Training Officers
Legislative Updates #3188
Less Lethal Instructor Program
MCTC- Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opiates
MCTC- Introduction to Intelligence for Law Enforcement
MGT 384 - Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents
Mental Health Officer
Mental Health Training For Jailers
Missing & Exploited Children
NICB Auto Theft Course
NIMS/ICS–300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - Mid Valley Campus
NIMS/ICS–300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - Starr Campus
NIMS G-300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
NIMS/ICS–400 Advanced ICS for Complex Incidents - Mid Valley Campus
NIMS/ICS–400 Advanced ICS for Complex Incidents - Starr Campus
NIMS G-400 Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff
OC Aerosol Instructor
Overdose Death Investigations
Patrol Rifle Instructor Course
People. Pressure. Personality. Understanding emotional intelligence and psychological safety.
Personnel Selection: An I/O Psychology Approach to Hiring and Promotion
Physical Surveillance for Counternarcotic Missions
Point of Contact Critical Wound Care
Police Background Investigations
Police Vehicle Operations
Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II
Public Safety - First Response to Mass Casualty/Active Shooter Incidents
Radar Certification
Racial Profiling
Red Dot Handgun Instructor
Report Writing - 2049 / Courtroom Testimony
Resilience and 21st Century Law Enforcement Skills
School Based Law Enforcement
School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response
SFST Refresher
Smugglers Inc. 2.0
Spanish for Law Enforcement
Special Investigative Topics
State and Federal Law Update
Stinger Spike Strip Certification
Surviving an Active Shooter Incident Helping Civilians Join Forces With Law Enforcement Against Active Shooters
Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
TASER Energy Weapon Instructor
TCIC/TLETS Full Operator Access
TDD/TTY for Telecommunicators
Texas Law Enforcement Peer to Peer
The State of Law Enforcement: Back to the Basics
Trauma Informed Peer Evaluator
Trauma Management
Undercover Techniques and Survival for Narcotics Officers
United States Secret Service Critical Protective Analysis Group (CPAG)
U.S. Secret Service (Threat Assessment Training for School Officials)
Use of Force/Deadly Force In The 21st Century Training
Valve and Hydrant Maintenance
Writing Narcotic Search Warrants

Hiring Qualified Fire Trainers

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced Structure Firefighter, Instructor II, Class B Driver's license. Call Amy Espericueta, 956-872-4200, or email: aespericueta_3728@southtexascollege.edu.

Note: Must be local and have minimum 12 years experience

students training on the car fire simulator

Now Offering Fire Car Simulator Training to Police, Fire, Schools and Public Sectors

For more information please contact:
Amy Espericueta
Phone: 956-872-4200
Email: aespericueta_3728@southtexascollege.edu

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