In-Service Training Schedule


January-March 2015


Advanced Instructor course TCOLE course # 1017

Dates & Time: February 9-13, 2015 08:30-17:00 (40 hours)

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas | Building/Room N111

Cost: $125.00

Prerequisites: Instructors who have been certified by the Commission as a Basic Instructor for a minimum of three years. Instructor Candidates should be familiar with PowerPoint and MS WORD and have access to a computer for homework/class work assignments

The TCOLE Advanced Instructor Certification Course is designed to advance instructor knowledge and understanding of student motivations and generational values as well as advance the development of instructor skills in preparation, presentation, and overall competency in training. This course has been developed by a committee of subject matter experts and delivered for presentation by TCLEOSE for certification as an Advanced Instructor as provide by TCLEOSE rule §221.28.

For information contact Ronny Phillips 281-756-3774 or rphillips@alvincollege.edu


Intermediate Crime Scene Search TCOLE 
Course 2106

Dates & Time: February 23-27, 2015, 08:30-17:00 (40 Hours)

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas | Building/Room D-250

Cost: $80.00

The Intermediate Crime Scene Search Course is designed to provide additional information on this subject area.  This course is one of the seven courses required for Intermediate certification.

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Legislative Update TCOLE 3183

Date & Time: March 13, 2015 08:30-12:30 (4 hours)

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas | Building/Room D-250

Cost: $20.00

State, local and federal legal update mandated course 3183.

For information contact Ronny Phillips 281-756-3774 or rphillips@alvincollege.edu

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Sponsored Classes


Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator’s Course

FREE to Licensed Peace Officers

Date & Time: April 13-15, 2015 0800-1700 hrs

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas

24 hours TCOLE credit

SAFVIC Instructor: Sol Thomas, HPD Adult Sex Crimes Investigator

Location:  Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas | Building/Room N-111

THE COURSE

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 (TMPA) 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. This course satisfies the requirements for a basic license holder regarding family violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  In addition, this course offers an additional certificate of accomplishment and training called a Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator Certificate.

REGISTRATION

To register for SAFVIC please go to the SAFVIC website at www.safvic.org, click on ‘Calendar’, select the course with the date and location of your choice, and then click on ‘Register.’  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.

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Excel for Public Safety

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Excel to Better Manage Data & Improve Investigations

Course Details

Host by: Alvin Community College, Criminal Justice

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas

Dates: 06/08/2015 to 06/09/2015

Cost: $350.00, Includes training manuals, access to online materials, data sets

Course Highlights

Microsoft Excel for Public Safety™ is designed to help public safety personnel best utilize Microsoft Excel® to successfully manage law enforcement specific data. Whether it is case specific data (e.g. telephone tolls, financials) or agency-wide data (e.g. arrest stats, fugitive lists, calls for service), it can be analyzed with just a few clicks using this powerful tool.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for analysts. Attendees need only a basic understanding of computers and Excel. No technical or analytical background is required. Students can include analysts, support staff, administrative personnel, and supervisors.

Material Requirements

Students should bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel (version 2003 or higher). Additional materials (data sets) will be provided to students.

Agenda

Day One

1. Uses in Law Enforcement - Telephone tolls; Financial analyses; Agency stats

2. Navigation & Manipulation - Rows, columns, cells, ranges, worksheets

3. Tools - Autofill, conditional formatting

4. Simple formulas - Sum, Average, Median, Mode, Crime Rate and more

5. Complex formulas - Date conversion to days of week, months of year

6. Concatenating - Combining data stored separately

Day Two

1. Parsing - Separating data using Text to Columns

2. Best Charting practices - Bar, columnar, and pie chart usage; proper use of data labels, legends, gridlines etc.

3. Why you should never chart in 3-D

4. Importing/Exporting - Linking data between products

5. Data Validation - Creating pull-down lists to give forced options

6. The three analytical tools you must know - Sorting, filtering, & the magic of Pivot Tables

To register for the class go to www.policetechnical.com/.

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PowerPoint for Public Safety

The National Standard for the Presentation of Public Safety Information

Course Details

Host by: Alvin Community College, Criminal Justice

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas

Dates: 07/08/2015 to 07/09/2015

Cost: $350.00, Includes training manuals, access to online materials, sample presentations

Course Highlights

PowerPoint for Public Safety™ is designed to assist all public safety personnel become more efficient and proficient with PowerPoint. 95% of our students report they are “self-taught” in PowerPoint, most say they “use it pretty well”, but almost all report “they’re not using it to its full potential”. PowerPoint for Public Safety™ address this need by providing the critical skills needed to effectively present information in a variety of settings including: the Academy, in-house/in-service training, public meetings, courtroom, and executive briefings.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for any investigator, detective, or supervisor; authorized support staff will be admitted with prior agency documentation. Prior experience with PowerPoint is not required.

Material Requirements

Students should bring a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word (version 2003 or higher).. Prior experience or training in PowerPoint or Word is not necessary. Students will be receive samples of data for use in the classroom during hands-on sessions.

Agenda

Day One

1. Before PowerPoint - Presentation Skills, Practice and Preparation

2. Building Presentations - Standard methods, Fast Development

3. Saving Presentations

4. Package for CD - Creating Presentations that Everybody Can Access

5. Best Practices - Printing Presentations

Day Two

1. Splash Screens - Manage your presentations

2. Custom Animation - Use PowerPoint to visual depict procedures

3. Capturing Images - Scanners, Digital Camera

4. Capturing Audio and Video - From YOUTUBE and DVDs

To register for the class go to www.policetechnical.com/.

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Access for Public Safety

Exploiting Data Sets for Criminal Investigations and Decision Making

Course Details

Host by: Alvin Community College, Criminal Justice

Location: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, Texas

Dates: 09/30/2015 to 10/01/2015

Cost: $350.00, Includes training manuals, access to online materials, sample data

Course Highlights

The course builds a foundation in Access around several basic building blocks: Introduction to the Access, It’s comparison to Microsoft Excel, Data Basics, Connecting to Data sets, ODBC (Open Database Connectivity), Tables and Queries, SQL and RDBMS (relational database management systems), Reporting, and the Effective Presentation of Findings. By the end of the course, students will be confident in their ability to access, manage and query data sets for the purposes of criminal investigations and overall agency benefits.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for analysts. Experience or training in Access or Excel is helpful but not required. Students can include analysts, support staff, and supervisors. Material Requirements Students should bring a laptop with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint (version 2003 or higher). Additional materials (data sets) will be provided to students upon arrival.

Agenda

Day One

1. Introduction: Wizards, Views

2. Data Basics: Importing, Pros and Cons, Access vs. Excel, Storage Capacity, Formatting, Permissions

3. Import vs. Linking

4. ODBC Basics: Connecting to Data, Permissions, User ID’s & Passwords

5. Creating Tables: Primary Keys, Table View vs. Design View vs. Wizard, Field Types

Day Two

1. Queries: Delete/Select Queries, Update

2. Joining Tables: Inner & Outer Joins

3. Update Queries and existing data

4. Using lookup tables, Lookup States using places code table

5. SQL Basics: Concatenation, Proper Formatting, Parsing, If Statements

6. Reports

7. Presenting Findings

8. Tips and Tricks for Better Presentations

To register for the class go to www.policetechnical.com/.

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