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Updated for 2023 : Texas Supplemental Peace Officer #1018 (TCOLE)
*New* Online Training Course : Fire Suppression & Life Safety for Corrections Officers #3512, Texas State & Federal Law Update #3188 (TCOLE) and
TCOLE Basic Peace (Police) Officer Examination & Reactivation Test Preparation
This is the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) mandated Texas State and Federal Law Update #3187 online training course offered for Texas Peace Officers.
In this course, we discussed the multiple bills passed by the 87th Legislature, and decisions the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court that impact Texas Peace Officers, city and county officials, judges, prosecutors, and emergency responders, as well as those of us living and working in Texas. Some of these changes are very dynamic, including the many facets of the Constitutional Carry laws, others directly impact how peace officers go about their duties. There were administrative alterations, changes to existing statutes, and new code requirements, as well as several new laws that are at odds with one another. Important case laws handed down by the US 5th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, are outlined and full copies of these decisions are provided to you for study and download.
resulting new laws, administrative changes, and changes to existing
statutes that came out of the 87th Texas Legislative Session will have
an impact on Texas Law Enforcement. Unless otherwise noted, Texas
Legislative Bills go into effect on September 1, 2021.
Please note, the entire course, final exam(s), and course evaluation(s) must be completed in order to receive six (6) hours of course credit.
OSS Academy® typically reports 4 to 5 times each week [excluding U.S. Federal holidays]. We report your credit directly through TCLEDDS to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement [TCOLE]. You should have already provided your full and correct name, TCOLE PID number, and other important information when registering for your account. If not, once logged in, go to Edit Profile to update your information.
Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.
OSS Academy® courses are recognized by more Peace Officer Standards and Training boards and correctional associations than any other online training provider.
Our courses are designed by Subject Matter Experts who are nationally recognized and licensed instructors. Many of our experts testify in law enforcement, corrections, and security related defense cases throughout the U.S.
Our curriculum meets or exceeds state course objective requirements.
For more information, visit OSS - Law Enforcement Advisors® or OSS Academy® online or simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.
TCOLE Training, Proficiency Requirements, & Course Equivalents
For your convenience, OSS Academy® provides a TCOLE Course Equivalent Resource with imbedded hyperlinks.
See also, our entire TCOLE Courses Listing.
Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy®
Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.