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The Less Lethal Instructor Program provides the necessary training for a
changing world. This course is comprised for four 8-hour instructor-level
classes covering OC Aerosols, Impact Munitions, Chemical Munitions
and Distraction Device®Munitions. The student will acquire instructor-
level knowledge of Defense Technology® products, both technically and
tactically, along with the skills necessary to conduct in-service training.
To Register for This Course:
1-800-347-1200 (option training)
This course covers a wide range of topics related to investigating criminal street gangs, including: gang prevalence in Texas; gang cohesiveness, desistance, and gang control efforts; evidence-based strategies to reduce gang violence; Texas laws (PC, CCP, and case law); gang organizational structures; search warrants; suspect, witness, and victim interviews; crime scene considerations; and gang databases.
Two case studies are included to highlight how differences in investigative approaches impact the investigation and prosecution of a case.
Hurry up and register for this all-important training, as the current TCOLE training cycle ends on August 31st. To register, click on the link below.
Date August 20-22, 2021
San Diego, TX
24 hours TCOLE credit
Advanced SAFVIC Instructor: Chief Juan Gonzalez (Ret.)
Location: San Diego Police Department
Address 404 S. Mier Street
Law enforcement agencies around the state struggle to provide the training and resources to officers to
allow for a consistent and effective response to victims of family violence and sexual assault. Family
violence and sexual assault issues are becoming more common in Texas peace officers’ day-to-day duties.
The amount of training peace officers receive to investigate these crimes is disproportionate to the
number of times officers are called to deal with these issues.
The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator’s Course – or SAFVIC (TCOLE Course 3264) is
designed to provide law enforcement officers around the state with the tools they need to effectively
investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence. The SAFVIC is funded by a grant from the
Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office and the National Violence Against Women Office. This
program is administered by the Texas Municipal Police Association with input from a statewide steering
committee comprised of representatives from law enforcement, prosecution and victim services.
The SAFVIC consists of a comprehensive curriculum covering crucial aspects related to law enforcement’s
response to these crimes, as well as the creation and use of community-based resources to assist law
enforcement’s efforts. The program will utilize a network of certified instructors to deliver training on a
local basis, thus enabling more officers to take part in this very important training.
Officers attending and successfully completing the SAFVIC will receive 24 hours TCOLE credit. The course
is designed to satisfy the requirements of Special Investigative Topics (3232) and successful students will
be eligible for a TCOLE special investigator proficiency certificate.
To register for SAFVIC please go to the SAFVIC website at www.safvic.org, click on ‘Register’ on the top
right, select the course with the date and location of your choice, and then click on the green ‘Register’
button. If you have further questions, call us toll free at (800) 848-2088. In the event that this specific
course does not fit your schedule, SAFVIC will be offered at various locations in Texas at different times.
Please check the website, which is updated daily, for upcoming courses in your area.
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity – join us in the quest to better
protect and serve our communities.
The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting four separate 4-hour classes (8a-12noon or 1p-5p.) Each class will cover all
three topics of CPR, First Aid and Stopping the Bleed. To register, please contact Sgt. Thomas Eisman by
firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and TCOLE PID. Space is limited to 15 seats for each
class, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be required to show photo ID to
enter the class.
Today, Sheriff Marr and several staff and deputies went to Vitality Court Senior Living Center on John Stockbauer Drive to honor a longtime reserve deputy sheriff for his service.
Mr. Richard Gisler, a retired DuPont employee started his law enforcement career as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff on April 25, 1977 under Sheriff Dalton “Dutch” Meyer. He served under Sheriff Ratcliff, Sheriff O’Connor and Sheriff Marr until his retirement on March 24, 2021.
During his tenure, Deputy Gisler served the citizens of Victoria County in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations and most recently in the Crime Scene Unit.
“For over four decades, he never collected a paycheck from the County” said Sheriff Marr.
Gisler, with 44 consecutive years, is the longest serving active deputy sheriff at the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. “I enjoyed every bit of it” Gisler said.
Sheriff Marr thanked Deputy Gisler for his service and wished him well in his retirement. Marr presented Deputy Gisler with a glass etched plaque noting his years of service and his VCSO badge.
The VCSO would like to also thank the many residents, Vitality Court staff, family and friends who attend today’s tribute.
Have your agency Chief contact:
Customer Service: 866.941.4090
Your agency can receive training to help combat child sex trafficking. For more information, please contact Minta Moore at:
New Life Refuge Ministries
PO Box 9157
Corpus Christi, TX · 78469
Phone: (361) 946 - 6331 | Fax: (361) 888 - 8895
San Patricio County S.O. is teaming up with Jim Wells, Bee & Refugio Counties on a Loose Livestock & Fence Damage program. These other counties have an active program in place that is aimed to help ranchers with animals that come loose. The program will be promoted through the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. They will start promoting the program soon with meetings at various locations. They plan to assign a deputy to manage the program & check on these ranches & extend the program to farmers as well. There is NO cost to Rancher or Farmer & San Patricio S.O. will provide the plate & registration.
Our new member dues are some of the most affordable of any law enforcement organization anywhere.
Only $5.00 to renew every year? You can't beat a deal like this.
Charity Franco, Secretary/Treasurer
There are many truly inspiring police leaders, but there are a few who with their words become soul-crushing empty uniforms with rank.
Here are 12 examples of enthusiasm-bleeding statements made too often by “leaders.”
1. While pointing at their stripes on their sleeve, or bars on their collar they declare, “Because these say so.”
Have you ever suggested an alternative way to handle a call and had a commander point at their stripes or bars and say, “We’ll do it my way because these say so?”
End of discussion.
2. “We’ve always done it this way.”
There are times when officers come forward with a plan to solve a reoccurring problem in an innovative way and their suggestion is met with, “Why change the status quo? We have always done it this way.”
End of suggestions. The next three go together.
3. “Slow down. There is no extra pay for making the most arrests.”
4. “Big arrests, big problems, little arrests, little problems, no arrest, no problem.”
5. “If you keep that up (referring to a high volume of self-initiated activity), they are going to expect that of you every night.”
These three statements have been heard by most proactive police officers who love what they are doing and are extremely active on the street. Some supervisors look at very active officers as a problem rather than a solution and feel it’s their mission to slow them down. The sad thing is, these statements often come from peers as well.
6. “The job will never love you back.”
If any officer lets it slip that they love their job, there will be that wise old supervisor, who will point out, “The job will never love you back.”
7. "Did you make that arrest 15 minutes before quitting time just for the overtime?"
Many officers never lose sight of their duty. For example, they realize that arresting an impaired driver saves lives.
No officer motivated to aggressively pursue an impaired driver will hesitate to arrest said driver 15 minutes before quitting time. These officers eventually run into a commander who will suggest their motivation for the arrest was to “pad their check with overtime.”
8. “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Even though every leadership course in the nation says, “Don’t say this; lead by example,” there seems to be no silencing this refrain.
9. “If I’d have been there, I would have….”
Nothing irks a street officer more than when this statement is made by a commander who has maneuvered into a position where they will never have to handle a life-threatening call again. The statement is made worse when this commander does not even supervise the officers who handled the high-profile, life-threatening situation that he or she is criticizing. These personally boastful statements serve only to give officers that hear them a sense no one has their back.
When the actions of the officers are found to be justified, this unnecessary Monday morning quarterbacking will get back to the officers involved in the critical incident and it becomes a source of pain.
10. “You’re not a social worker!”
There are times in every officer’s career when they are moved to go above and beyond for a little boy, a little girl or even an entire family in need. They are motivated by the caring spirit that brought them to this profession.
An officer may take a Christmas tree to a house. They may buy a pair of shoes for a homeless man or drop off a couple of chili dogs to a down-and-out traveler. Most will see the extra effort as laudatory, but there will be that one commander who will proclaim, “You’re not a social worker!”
The truth is police officers are the only social workers who make house calls 24-7. Most of you are pretty damn good at it also, so keep up the good work!
11. “You can’t make a difference. When a cop leaves this job it’s like pulling your hand out of a bucket of water. No one will even notice you were here.”
Really? A cop can’t make a difference?
What about the officers who have dragged people out of burning cars?
What about the officers who have saved lives with Narcan and tourniquets, or delivered babies?
What about the officers who keep many women from being beaten or killed at domestics every night of the week?
What about the Dayton officers who dropped an active shooter just as he was about to enter a crowded night club?
American police officers do make a difference!
12. “Have you scheduled the lobotomy yet?”
Street officers can demoralize a new supervisor as well by asking in response to the announcement of their promotion, “Have they scheduled the lobotomy yet?” This can be especially troubling when the comment comes from a good friend.
Instead, consider saying, “Congratulations my friend. You earned it.”
The people who say these things are not being leaders. They are choosing to be bleeders. They bleed the enthusiasm out of the officers they are supposed to lead.
To supervisors who say these things, learn to be better.
To officers who these things are said to remember to not let anyone keep you from doing what you love and loving what you do. When you hear statements like these just remind yourself not all supervisors are leaders and not all leaders are supervisors.
And then, regardless of your rank, be a leader.
Lt. Dan Marcou is an internationally-recognized police trainer who was a highly-decorated police officer with 33 years of full-time law enforcement experience. Marcou’s awards include Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Domestic Violence Officer of the Year. Upon retiring, Lt. Marcou began writing. He is a co-author of “Street Survival II, Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” which is now available. His novels, “The Calling, the Making of a Veteran Cop,” “SWAT, Blue Knights in Black Armor,” “Nobody’s Heroes” and Destiny of Heroes,” as well as his latest non-fiction offering, “Law Dogs, Great Cops in American History,” are all available at Amazon. Dan is a member of the PoliceOne Editorial Advisory Board.
"The purpose of the CBPOA shall be to promote the cooperation and understanding of all persons involved in the enforcement of laws of the State of Texas and of the United States; the continued and convenient interchange of information and training between various Federal, State and local agencies, and to conduct ourselves in a manner that
"The purpose of the CBPOA shall be to promote the cooperation and understanding of all persons involved in the enforcement of laws of the State of Texas and of the United States; the continued and convenient interchange of information and training between various Federal, State and local agencies, and to conduct ourselves in a manner that will gain the respect of those we serve and to constantly strive to improve our position.'
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