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For most courses, individuals licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), employed in the criminal justice field or simply maintaining their peace officer license, are eligible to attend courses. However, due to the nature and sensitivity of some materials, enrollment will be limited to peace officers only in specifically identified courses.
Officers who are currently employed and licensed will have priority over those individuals not employed or simply maintaining their license. Enrollment is limited on a first enrollment basis. Those individuals who were previously employed by this department, must have been in good standing, with this department, at the time of their separation.
It is recommended that any student who has registered for a class, contact this office prior to attending, to assure the class has not been cancelled and/or rescheduled. Every attempt will be made to notify you if a class must be cancelled or rescheduled.
Students are required to attend the entire training session so that successful completion can be reported to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). If an emergency arises, any absences will be reviewed by the course instructor and training coordinator. Absences that exceed 10% of the total class hours will result in no credit for the course.
We try to maintain a professional appearance at the Rankin DeWalt Criminal Justice Center and ask that you do the same. Although we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed, we do ask that you dress in a casual but professional manner. Duty uniforms or professional / business casual dress is requested. If there is any violation of the dress code you will be sent home. Items which should not be worn in the classroom include:
- Halter tops
- Tank tops
Collared shirts or collarless dress shirts are suggested for male attendees. If the course requires you to be outdoors, the dress code will be relaxed for that day. You may visit our Rules page for a full listing of our facility rules.
While attending any live-fire weapons training it is recommended to wear body armor. For clear recognition of the firearms instructor, he/she will be wearing a red shirt therefore it is requested students not wear red shirts.
We look forward to serving your training needs.
Melissa Schanzer, Coordinator
Texas City Law Enforcement Training Academy