The Aransas Pass Police Department Training Advisory Board recently met to review our law enforcement training from 2022 and our training plan for 2023.
Aransas Pass Police Department is a contract training provider for TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) and is responsible for providing training not only to our agency but also to those in our area. The Aransas Pass Police Department Training Division reports to a Training Advisory Board comprised of both law enforcement and public members. The Training Advisory Board is responsible for advising on the development of curricula, policies and procedures, identifying specific training needs, and determining the type, frequency, and location of courses to be offered.
In the 2022 training cycle, we accounted for over 7,000 hours of training, trained 800 students, and held 41 different courses. APPD currently has 12 instructors, 4 advanced instructors, 5 SFST instructors, and 4 firearms instructors. This, coupled with our outside training partners, we strive to provide the top training for not only our officers but all officers and dispatchers in our area.
This could not be done without the help of our Training Advisory Board Members:
Officer Stephanie Diaz (APPD) – Chair
Rene Thakor (Microtel Inn)
Captain Kyle Rhodes (APPD)
Asst. Chief Lynn Pearce (APPD)
Bryan O’Bryant (Aransas Pass ISD)
Brenda Dodson (Aransas Pass for Youth)
Alex Hinojosa (Farmers Insurance)
TCO John Flowers (APPD)
Gil Molina (Allen Samuels Auto Group)