During this course, the student will review the basic models of active listening skills. The student will have the opportunity to practice those active listening skills in a classroom environment. The student will receive feedback from fellow officers and instructors to assist them in improving their active... read more
John Willhelm is a Corporal with the Lubbock Police Department and is currently a member of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team. Corporal Willhelm served in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces member from 2006 through 2011. While in the USAF, Corporal Willhelm specialized in the security of U.S. nuclear assets. Corporal Willhelm has been employed by the Lubbock Police Department since 2011. Since... read more
SessionTCOLE Presents: From Fundamentals to Futuristic ApproachesThe last couple of years identified our need to reorient ourselves to the basic mission and goals of successful law enforcement training while looking for new and innovative approaches that yield effective results. The planned program includes a look at overcoming some common challenges, as well as exploring ideas on developing future training excellence for... read more
Michael Harper, M.Ed., ACSM-CPT is the Fitness Wellness Training Supervisor for the Texas Department of Public Safety. In his role, he oversees physical fitness testing and assessment for commissioned officers within TX DPS in addition to overall wellness programming for employees.
Michael has provided presentations at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Officer Safety and... read more
SessionTrain, the TrainerThe focus of the Train, the Trainer, is to develop the trainer’s ability to enhance the law enforcement training by delivering it in a manner that permanently imprints the most desirable responses at the officer’s subconscious level and the most effective programs for success. Training must be meaningful, challenging, rewarding, and build on the strengths and talents officers already possess. Train... read more
SessionTCOLE Presents: Education ServicesThe Education Services presentation will focus on creating, presenting, and maintaining educational materials. The program topics include building effective learning objectives, the differences between an instructor resource guide and a lesson plan, how to convert an in-person training lesson plan into e-learning, instructor roles and responsibilities, and much more!
Dr. Marshall Jones leverages his combined experiences as a law enforcement practitioner, consultant, executive coach, trainer, educator, and applied researcher to explore problems impacting organizations. A practitioner at heart, Dr. Jones considers himself an “accidental academic,” who has earned much of his graduate education in criminal justice and industrial-organizational psychology while working full-time in law... read more
SessionTCOLE Presents: Governments Relations: Navigating TLO and Legislative UpdatesEach legislative session brings its share of changes and challenges, but there is no need for the process to be a mystery. This breakout will provide you with a foundation for where to look for the latest information, how to keep up with legislation as it works its way through the process, and how to get involved.
SessionTCOLE Presents: TCLEDDS for Agencies: Do’s and Don’tsThis presentation covers the fundamentals of form submission via TCLEDDS. It is not a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial or “user manual” type of instruction, but rather an overview of the most common submission errors made by agency staff and the preventive measures to avoid them. The program topics include how to do a PID number search and a PID application, how... read more
SessionTexas Law Enforcement Peer Network Program: How it Developed and How it WorksThe trauma associated with police work affects all police officers and has contributed to record high suicide rates across the state of Texas. It has been proven time and again that peer support groups can drastically reduce these numbers. Despite these facts, 70 percent of police departments in Texas have no peer network or mental health... read more