TMPA Courses

TMPA offers many different types of training suited to the needs of each agency.

Course Name Hours Description
Accident Investigation 16 Trains the street officer who responds  to investigate traffic accidents. This class will help the investigator answer the most common questions  about the accident.
Advance Accident Investigation 40 Teaches the officer to determine the speeds, measure and diagram the accident scene.
Arrest, Search and Seizure 16 Topics include: probable cause, legal elements of a search warrant, drafting a search warrant, arrest with or without a warrant, and warrantless searches.
Background Investigation 8 to 16 Resource and time management techniques are explored, as well as models of correct and cost-effective sequencing of overall selection process.
Basic Hostage Negotiation 40 Topics include: negotiating concepts and situation management, profiling the hostage taker, abnormal personalities, negotiating techniques/equipment, “Stockholm Syndrome,” stress management and media relations.
Basic and Advanced Instructor 40 Topics include: teaching/learning process, learning objective preparation, lesson plan preparation, instructional media, methods of instruction, testing and evaluation and liability issues related to training.
Burglary Investigation for the Patrol Officer 8 This class is for the first responding officer to a burglary call.
Courtroom Testimony and Demeanor 8 This class will look at proper courtroom conduct for testifying.
Crime Scene Search 32 Topics include: how to thoroughly conduct and complete criminal investigations, proper handling and collection of evidence, DNA, preparation of casebook, interview versus interrogation techniques, crime scene photographs and preparation for courtroom testimony.
Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) 16 This class educates officers in non-confrontational and non-physical communication and active listening to help them respond to situations regarding mental illness.
Cultural Diversity 4 to 8 Hands on, interactive and scenario based training designed to increase awareness and develop communication skills.
Determining Speed at Traffic Collisions 16 Students will learn to compute speeds from skids, yaws, flips and vaults.
Field Training Officer 24 Topics include: counseling techniques, human relations skills, training techniques and evaluation, control and documentation of records, role of the field officer, elements of FTO selection and FTO program operational procedures.
Intermediate Accident Investigation 40 Class for officers who work accidents on a regular basis. Students will learn about measuring and determining speeds at traffic collisions.
Leadership 8 Topics include: identification of leadership and management and their differences, situational leadership, leadership roles in law enforcement and common reasons people are not successful in leadership positions.
Measuring at Traffic Collisions 16 Class will teach the investigating officer to locate, mark, measure and record evidence at traffic collisions.
New Supervisor’s School 24 Topics include: role identification, communications, leadership styles, counseling liability and civil rights.
Officer Rights 4 Topics include: officer involved shootings, internal affairs investigations and other key officer issues.
Officer Safety and Survival 4 Topics include: weapon retention, disarming, impact weapons, edged weapons defense, unarmed tactics, control tactics, close quarter weapon dynamics/transitions and ground recovery tactics.
Racial Profiling and Asset Forfeiture 24 Class will teach law enforcement to be better consumers of racial profiling research by demonstrating how these studies are conducted and analyzed. Participants will leave with practical, proactive ideas to implement in their department.
RADAR 24 Topics include: Doppler Principle, interference, tracking history, cosine effect, RADAR decision making process, tuning forks, basic case law, stationary RADAR, moving RADAR, case preparation and courtroom testimony.
Report Writing 8 Officers will be exposed to good characteristics used in report writing.
Spanish for Law Enforcement 32 Topics include: general communication skills, low and high risk vehicle stops, interviewing victims and suspects, traffic collission interviews and street “Tex-Mex” Spanish.
Special Investigative Topics 8 Topics include: child abuse and neglect, family violence sexual assault, sex offenders and general legislative changes
Use of Force 16 Topics include: Texas Penal Code Chapter 9, liability issues, alternatives to using deadly force, preventive measures, media and community relations and social, economic and political aspects.