Last week was a huge week for training for Aransas Pass Police Department and Law Enforcement in the Coastal Bend. Here is what we have been up to:
Three Aransas Pass officers traveled to the Houston area to take part in a 5-day Crime Scene Investigation Course put on by TEEX. Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is one of the premier training providers in Texas for Law Enforcement and offers top-notch training to law enforcement, other first responders, and homeland security. This Crime Scene Investigations Course is intended to provide the officers with information, techniques, and methods for conducting investigations ranging from general crime scenes to death investigations.
Here in Aransas Pass, we held the three-day TCIC/TLETS operator course. We had this course last month, but the demand in our region was so high that we decided to host this second course. 39 dispatchers, officers, and jailers were trained in these procedures.
We also had 3 detectives attend a course hosted by Rockport Police Department on Advanced Search and Seizure which is intended to provide updates on constantly changing case laws in the United States and knowledge on the most up-to-date court ruling impacting search and seizure. We also had 7 of our officers attended another course hosted by Rockport Police Department on “Drafting the Bullet Proof Affidavit” which covered topics from properly structuring affidavits to writing evidentiary search warrants.
It was a busy week, but we are not stopping there. Today we have officers from all around the area, as well as our own officers, taking training courses on “Interacting with Drivers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” and “Canine Encounters.” Both of these classes are mandated courses and requirements for obtaining an Intermediate or Advanced Peace Officer License. Tomorrow we are instructing a training course on De-escalation. This course is a mandated course, but it is much more than that. It covers topics from obtaining information when responding to calls, critical decision-making strategies, how to use communication skills for their advantage, and how to maintain both officer and public safety.
APPD is on a constant mission to not only have the best-trained officers around but to extend these trainings to our fellow partners in Law Enforcement. If you are a law enforcement officer, communications officer, or jailer you are welcome to attend our courses. For information on upcoming training CLICK HERE.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Aransas Pass Police Department family we currently have openings for a Patrol Officer and a Communications Supervisor. If you think you have what it takes CLICK HERE or contact Administrative Captain Aaron Jones at (361) 758-5224 or by email at [email protected]