In addition to the wide variety of TMPA classes available, TMPA sponsors other training programs that provide free training to officers. These trainings will come to you so no travel is necessary. All offer TCOLE credit for officers successfully completing their courses. Visit their websites for more information or to request a training at your department.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAPT)
The purpose of the ADAPT program is to provide University law enforcement officers with all of the tools necessary in the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse among college students. The ADAPT program has been developed under the guidance of law enforcement officers, the Texas Department of Transportation, campus law enforcement officers and staff from TMPA to address the unique challenges that officers working on and around post-secondary campuses encounter. To learn more, click here.
Advanced Child Abuse Investigation
The goal of the Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program is to improve law enforcement’s response to child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation. The program administers a comprehensive free training that combines an overview of effective response to crimes against children with instruction on the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to investigate these crimes. To learn more, click here.
Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth (FRIDAY)
FRIDAY is a statewide training program funded since 2010 through a grant received from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Through this grant, law enforcement officers across the state have the opportunity to receive free training related to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, underage drinking, and investigative techniques. These courses are taught by officers who are committed to reducing underage drinking and underage impaired driving in their communities. The officers also establish community coalitions because increasing community involvement is a necessary component in ending underage alcohol abuse. To learn more, click here.
Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System (LEADRS)
The Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System (LEADRS) is a web-based reporting system with no licensing fees developed in 2004 by TMPA in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). LEADRS allows peace officers to enter arrest information online and print case reports and District Attorney-approved pre-filled forms associated with DUI/DWI cases. Initially, LEADRS aimed to reduce DUI/DWI arrest reporting time by 30% but has since been found to reduce reporting time by up to 50%. To learn more, click here.
Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Distracted Driving
LEL and Training Project support the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with coordinating the Click It or Ticket (CIOT) mobilization and the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM), and with the law enforcement Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP’s). LEL’s travel throughout the State of Texas to teach distracted driving courses to teens, adults and to law enforcement: The teen and adult courses are 1 hour and the law enforcement course is 4 hours in length. We bring the training to you at no cost. To learn more, click here.
Leadership Academy: Texas
Leadership Academy: Texas (the Academy) is a school-based program designed to encourage and inspire today’s student leaders, while simultaneously building relationships between the students, school resource officers, and school counselors. The Academy classes meet weekly or bi-weekly and use an evidence based restorative justice model, which has been shown to have significant effect on behavior and academic success. Restorative circles are used to engage students in dialogue on important topics, such as “Be Respectful” and “Value What is Important.” The Academy gives students an opportunity to experience positive interactions with law enforcement officers, and gives the officers and counselors the opportunity to mentor the students in grades 2nd to 8th. To learn more, click here.
Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC)
SAFVIC provides comprehensive training courses that emphasize professional response and investigation of family violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is designed to provide Texas law enforcement officers and telecommunication professionals with the tools they need to effectively investigate and prevent sexual assault and family violence. In addition, SAFVIC administers the Annual Statewide Conference on Violence Against Women. The purpose of the conference is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases. The SAFVIC Programs are funded by a grant from the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor and the National Violence Against Women Office. To learn more, click here.
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
SFST Refresher Training Course is a statewide training program funded since 2012 through a grant received from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in coordination with TMPA. Through this grant, law enforcement officers across the state have the opportunity to receive free training to further enhance their expertise in DWI deterrence and decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths. The SFST Training Program improves the administration and overall consistency of the SFST Battery by individual police officers. To learn more, click here.