In-Service Training


The McLennan Community College Law Enforcement Academy offers two Basic Peace Officer Certification Courses a year, July to November and January to June, with applications available in May and October, respectively. In addition, In-Service training is offered for Peace Officers, Jailers, Tele-communicators, and civilians employed by law enforcement-related agencies. Classes are held at the McLennan's Emergency Services Education Center and registration is through WebAdvisor, unless otherwise stated. Dress is Business Casual.

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TCOLE State Examination

Cost: $35
For scheduled testing dates and times, contact Matthew Wise or Julie McGrath at (254)299-6529 or email or



Telecommunicator Academy
Possible 143 hours TCOLE
                                                                                                                                                  Date: October 7th, 2024 - November 1st, 2024
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $300.00                                                                                                                              
Contact or for registration information.    


Law Enforcement Academy A-2025

Possible 778 Hours TCOLE

Date: January 6th, 2025 - June 5th, 2025

Time: M-F, with some exceptions; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with some exceptions

Cost: $1695 plus uniforms, other gear, ammo, etc...

Contact or for more information. 

***Mandatory Independent Orientation Thursday, December 05th , 2024 at 1:00 p.m.*


Contemporary Response to Resistance (R2R) Training for First Line Officers and Supervisors

Possible 13 hours of TCOLE credit

The course meets the requirements of the TCOLE Intermediate Use of Force Course #2107 and beyond.

Date: August 1st and 2nd, 2024; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Cost: $200.00 per person and includes an extensive handout. 

Register: Albert Rodriguez

Albert Rodriguez

4501 McCormick Mtn. Dr.

Austin, Texas 78734

512 656-4354

Topics Include:

 Statutory and Constitutional R2R Standards

  • Officer Safety & Contemporary Tactics
  • Police Contact Continuum
  • Case Studies and Lessons Learned
  • Critical Incident Report Writing
  • Testifying Strategies

 Why This Training?

 Violations of the State and Federal Standards can cause loss of public trust, massive civil liability, administrative discipline, and even criminal prosecution of law enforcement officers. This training instructs officers and their leaders what officers can and cannot lawfully do under the Use of Force Statutory and Constitutional Standards. It empowers officers to attain higher ethical standards, consistent with their oaths of office, without sacrifice of overall effectiveness.

The training encompasses how the statutory and constitutional standards apply to field law enforcement activity and clarifies principles of R2R, arrest, detention, officer safety, critical incident report writing, etcetera. Attendees will understand the practical application of the use of force standards upon completion of this course. These are the rules that govern day-to-day police work and cause criminal cases, civil lawsuits, and public trust to be won or lost. This training is straight talk about complex area of law and proper police procedure. In short, this course is not just about reciting words, rather it provides a thorough understanding of the current concepts that have been learned from current law enforcement officer criminal prosecution and civil litigation cases. Numerous case studies will be presented for attendee analysis. The course is thought-provoking and will keep students involved.

This course is presented by Albert Rodriguez. A highly respected police instructor, police officer, retired Texas Department of Public Safety Commander, and Use of Force Consultant. Commander Rodriguez specializes in R2R training and has testified, investigated, and consulted in hundreds of criminal and civil cases.


Police Supervision 101-Institute for Law Enforcement Administraion

-New Supervisors Course (3737) and includes Cultural Diversity (3939)-

Possible 35 hours TCOLE

Date: August 19th, 2024 - August 23rd, 2024

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*This interactive and experiential program is designed to equip and inspire new supervisors, and reinvigorate senior supervisors, for the challenges of the fast paced and fluid world of law enforcement leadership. This generation of leaders will learn core lessons in communication, both inside and outside their agency to promote trust and confidence. The basic TCOLE requirements (3737) are met along with the requirements of TCOLE 3939.


2024 Performance Appraisals and Employee Evaluations-Texas Police Chiefs

Possible 16 hours TCOLE

Date: May 8th and 9th, 2024; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Register Online


2024 Basic Field training Officers Course-Texas Police Chiefs

Possible 40 hours TCOLE

Date: September 9th-13th, 2024; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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