​Training Division

​The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a Licensed Training Provider.  Our instructors are dedicated to providing quality training and continuing education hours to sworn personnel of any Texas law enforcement agency and in some cases, civilians as well.   Our curriculum is constantly changing to meet the requirements of state mandated training guidelines.   In addition, we focus on providing courses specifically designed to address officer safety as well as classes designed to teach beneficial skills and techniques.  All Precinct 8 training is free to any law enforcement officer (except in cases where students may be required to supply or purchase certain training materials).

The Precinct 8 Training room is located at 16602 Diana Ln. on the first floor. For more information, contact our Training Coordinator:

Asst. Chief Jeff Lamar
(713) 274-3375 
jeff.lamar@cn8.hctx.net


Course Schedule

Precinct 8 Training 

Available Training Courses

Upcoming classes:

 
  
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TBI, PTSD & Other Injuries
GOAL:

The primary goals of this course will be:
1. Educate the student on the psycho-social effects of certain “invisible injuries.”
2. Identify and examine best practices in communication specifically when dealing with persons in crisis who have experienced or are experiencing the effects of brain injuries and/ or stress related injuries.
3. Influence and enhance communication skills to reduce the risks of violent confrontations and prevent potentially violent, suicidal and or homicidal individuals from inflicting harm upon themselves or others. 

PURPOSE:

With the overwhelming research on the number of American citizens whom suffer from a variety of “invisible injuries,” it has become overtly apparent that we must train to understand and prepare for encounters where a person in crisis has suffered or is suffering from Brain Trauma or Stress Trauma.  The purpose of this course is to bring to light the prevalence of these issues and encourage a dialog with the First Responder, Military, Medical, and Academic communities, to establish a means and method of communication during times of crisis.  This course will be delivered as a skills development course to count toward mandatory in-service training hours required for Hostage/Crisis Negotiations and Peer Support/Family Assistance teams.

APPLICATION:

This course will identify the causes, long term effects, and other issues surrounding Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injuries, and Post Traumatic Stress with a primary focus on; First Responders, Detectives, Crime Scene/ M.E., Medical/ER personnel and Military Veterans. 

This course will take an in depth look into the mental health and medical aspects of recently acquired, and previous untreated brain injuries, as well as post-traumatic stress related Injuries. 

This course will explore the implications these issues will have on the Law Enforcement / First Responder community in crisis communications and use-of-force encounters. 

AUDIENCE:

This course will primarily target individuals who have been assigned to or utilized for the purposes of Telecommunications, Crisis Communications, Hostage/Crisis Negotiations, and Peer Support/Family Assistance Teams.  However, this course would be beneficial for any individual actively engaged in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire/ EMS, Mental Health Services, Education, and the Medical Community. 
4/29/20205/1/20204/24/2020
16602 Diana Ln., Houston, TX 77062
0800-1600TCOLE Approved for 24 hours creditTCOLE 4066 & 4069
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 Training Rules

 

1. Class Attendance:  No absences will be permitted unless excused by the Training Coordinator, or his designee. Tardiness will not be condoned and will be subject to make-up. Classes are subject to change without notice due to factors beyond our control. Students shall notify the Training Coordinator or Class Instructor if they cannot attend a class prior to class date. Repeated absences or failure to inform the Training Coordinator or Class Instructor of an absence may result in a suspension of the student's privilege to attend classes. Students must attend a minimum of 90% of the class to receive TCOLE Credit.

 

2. Dress:  Departmental uniform or appropriate civilian attire only will be worn. No T-shirts with suggestive graphics or wording, sleeveless shirts, shorts, or overalls will be permitted. In order to easily identify them, only the Training Staff may wear the color red while on the Firing Range.

 

3. Academics:  All exams become the property of this department. All written exams require a minimum score of 70% to be considered passing. Performance exams are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

 

4. Electronic Equipment:  Cellular telephones or pagers will be turned off, or set on vibrate alert mode during classroom instruction. Cell phone/pager responses will be made during breaks only. If a cell/pager response is necessary, the student will exit the training room to make the response. The use of photographic or recording equipment is subject to approval by the Training Coordinator.

 

5. Smoking:  Smoking is prohibited in all Harris County buildings. Students will use the designated smoking areas only.  NO SMOKING within 100 feet of any building entrance.

 

6. Demeanor:  Students will demonstrate respect toward other students and the training staff at all times. Inappropriate behavior or remarks will not be permitted.


7. Parking:  Students should park in the parking area to the south of the main entrance.  Please do not park nearest the door as that space is needed for citizens and other visitors.

 

Violation of these rules may be cause for dismissal from the class. The Training Coordinator may dismiss a student from the class based upon the recommendation of the Class Instructor, or in the absence of the Training Coordinator, the Class Instructor may dismiss a student from class.

  
  
  
  
  
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