Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence

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.

The course listings will be updated periodically.

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Course List

Date Course Time
January 10 - 11, 2019 TEEX ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents for Operational First Responders
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency's mid-level managers and command staff directly responsible for emergency response to all-hazards incidents in which the Incident Command System (ICS) is employed. Register at:
8am - 5pm
January 17, 2019 3150 Law Update: Digital Body Camera
Body Worn Camera is a recording device that is capable of recording, or transmitting to be recorded remotely, video or audio, and is worn on the person of a peace officer, which includes being attached to the officer’s clothing or worn as glasses. This purpose of this course is for the student to be able to discuss when a camera should be activated due to privacy and departmental situations as well as a location in which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, including a person’s home.
8am - 5pm
January 18, 2019 3150 Law Update: Warrantless Searches
This course will teach the student the circumstances in which a search can be conducted without a search warrant. Not every search, seizure, or arrest must be made pursuant to a lawfully executed warrant. The Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless police conduct may comply with the Fourth Amendment so long as it is reasonable under the circumstances. The exceptions made to the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement reflect the Court's reluctance to unduly impede the job of law enforcement officials.
8am - 5pm
January 22, 2019
  • 7887 Interacting with Drivers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    This course will provide knowledge on identifying practical suggestions for more effectively communicating with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing and describe how to identify specialty license plates issued to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the State of Texas.
  • 4068 Child Safety Check Alert List
    The purpose of the course is to familiarize peace officers with The Child Safety Check Alert List law (CSAL) and the purpose of the list. The student will be able to describe what information they must report to the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the Texas Crime Information Center.
  • 4065 Canine Encounters
    The purpose of this course is to provide officers with knowledge of the Texas State Animal Laws and tools to be able to recognize and understand canine behavior to avoid and defend against canine attack.
8am - 5pm
January 28, 2019 1849 De-escalation Techniques: Limiting the Use of Force in Public Interaction
The purpose of a de-escalation training is to improve the response of officers to incidents that involve persons in crisis, who are behaving erratically, emphasizing that public and officer safety are at the heart of this training process.
8am - 5pm
January 30 - 31, 2019 2049 Report Writing / 2057 Courtroom Testimony
The purpose of the course is for the student to understand the importance of and the creation of effective field notes and the uses and essential characteristics of police reports. The student will demonstrate effective written communication skills. The course will prepare the student to be an effective courtroom witness and demonstrate proper demeanor when called to testify by using techniques for presenting effective testimony.
8am - 5pm
Date Course Time
February 4 - 8, 2019 1850 Crisis Intervention Training
The purpose of the course is the exploration of the topic of mental health to include de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.  Developing a Basic Understanding of the Origins of CIT and increasing Awareness of Mental Illness and Associated Adversity.  This will also include effective Communication Skills to aid in working with a possible mental health crisis.
8am - 5pm
February 11 - 12, 2019 2108 Arrest, Search and Seizure 
The purpose of the course is to cover probable cause, detention, and arrest. The student will be able to identify where the requirements for probable cause to arrest and search are contained. The student will be able to define suspicion, identify examples of suspicious circumstances, and identify appropriate responses.
8am - 5pm
February 13 - 14, 2019 2107 Use of Force 
The purpose of the course is for the student to obtain a basic overview of the terminology and concepts regarding use of force.  The student will also obtain information concerning research indicating factors and situations where use of force may be likely.
8am - 5pm
February 25 - March 1, 2019 Public Agency Training Council: Detective and New Criminal Investigator 

This course is composed to assist the newly appointed Detective (or Patrol Officer conducting investigations) in becoming familiar with the many aspects of a Criminal Investigation. It is designed to assist in providing a solid foundation of basic techniques from which Detectives can build upon as they progress through their careers. Policies and procedures differ from agency to agency and this presentation is a general overview, not to conflict with your department operating guidelines in criminal investigations.

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8am - 5pm