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
Jan 8, 2025 21st Century Narcotics Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 23 - 24, 2024 870 Remington Shotgun Armorer Course 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jun 22 - 23, 2024 Active Shooter Level I Waitlist 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 29, 2024 Adult Mental Health First Aid Class Coming Soon 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 24 - 25, 2024 Background Investigations for Police Applicants 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 9 - 10, 2024 Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 11 - 13, 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.
Jun 24 - 26, 2024 De-Escalation Practitioner Instructor Course 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 3, 2024 Domestic Terrorism & Radicalization to Violent Extremism 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 11, 2024 Eyewitness Evidence Identification 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 29 - 30, 2024 Fatal Fire Investigation 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mar 10 - 14, 2025 FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 19 - 23, 2025 FBI-LEEDA Executive 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.
Feb 17 - 21, 2025 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) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 14 - 18, 2024 Fire Instructor II NFPA 1041 (INS200) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sep 9 - 13, 2024 Fire Officer I NFPA 1021 (FOP100) 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nov 11 - 15, 2024 Fire Officer II NFPA 1021 (FOP200) Coming Soon 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.
Jul 2, 2024 High Performance Teamwork: Psychological Capital 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 14 - 18, 2024 Hostage Negotiations and Crisis Intervention, Phase I and II (Pierpoint) 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024 Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nov 18 - 20, 2024 Intoxilyzer Operator Certification Course 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Mar 3 - 5, 2025 Intoxilyzer Operator Certification Course Coming Soon 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Jul 29, 2024 Mastering Presentations using Canva 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 17 - 18, 2024 Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Feb 3 - 4, 2025 Narcotics Investigations 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct 7 - 10, 2024 New Detective School 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.
Sep 16, 2024 OC Aerosol Instructor 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jun 23 - 24, 2025 Recruiting for Law Enforcement 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.
Apr 14 - 15, 2025 Sexual Assault Investigation 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 4, 2024 Sovereign Citizens & First Amendment Auditors 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 2, 2024 Suspect Statements: Enhancing Courtroom Admissibility 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jan 27 - 28, 2025 Force Options Instructor 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aug 5, 2024 TASER Energy Weapon Instructor 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jul 29 - 31, 2024 The Mind Behind Abnormal and Deviant Behaviors 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Oct 8, 2024 Ultimate K9 Handler 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 5, 2024 Victim Support & Addressing the Aftermath of Violence 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Past Sessions

Course
Full-Scale Active Shooter Exercise (FSASE)
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 Instructor Development
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment
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 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Basic Bicycle School
Basic Civil Process
Basic Firefighter/Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-130/190
Basic Instructor Course #1014
Basic Insurance Fraud Training
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 Death Investigations
Child Safety Check Alert List
Citizen Interaction
Civilian Interaction
Complete Rangemaster Course
Confined Space Entry
Crime Scene Investigation
Covert Entry Specialist Specialist I
Covert Entry Specialist Specialist I & II
Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Course
Crisis Intervention Refresher
Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Management Affecting Institutions of Higher Education: A Collaborative
Cultural Diversity
Death Investigation: Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Death and the Investigative Process
De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention That Actually Works
De-escalation Techniques
Defeating Deception in Interviews
Detective and New Criminal Investigator
Don’t Fear the Darkside
Driver Aerial Operator- TCFP Certification
Drone Flight Basics/Part 107 Preparation
Drone Search and Rescue
Driver Operator Certification
Drug Interdiction Assistance Program
Drug Unit Supervisor
Duty to Intervene
Emergency Medical Response and Basic Life Support
Ending At Fault LE Crashes
Family Violence (Strangulation)
FBI-LEEDA Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations
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 Pattern Recognition, Identification and Persistence
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
Glock Armorer
Hidden Compartment Training
Hands - On Vehicle Fire/Arson Investigation
High Performance Teamwork: Conflict Resolution
Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
Homicide Investigation & Crime Scene Management Training
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
Human Trafficking in Narcotics Operations
Incident Safety Officer NFPA 1521 (FOP600)
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
Intro Into Narcotics Investigations
Investigating Cases of Child Homicide and Unexplained Deaths of Children
Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Supervisors
Investigating Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline
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
Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement
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 - Pharr
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 - Pharr
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
Officer-Involved Shooting and Use-of-Force 5-day
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
Prisoner Control, Search and Transport
Public Safety - First Response to Mass Casualty/Active Shooter Incidents
Radar Certification
RADAR/LIDAR Instructor
Racial Profiling
Red Dot Handgun Instructor
Report Writing - 2049 / Courtroom Testimony
Responding to Veterans and Police Officers in Crisis
Resilience and 21st Century Law Enforcement Skills
School Based Law Enforcement
School and Workplace Violence: Preparation and Response
Search Warrants
SFST Refresher
Smugglers Inc. 2.0
Social Media & Open Source Investigations
Spanish for Law Enforcement
Special Investigative Topics
State and Federal Law Update
Stinger Spike Strip Certification
Supervising the Toxic Officer
Surviving an Active Shooter Incident Helping Civilians Join Forces With Law Enforcement Against Active Shooters
Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
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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