Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (TCPAAA) Conference Roundup

The HCCSAAA attended its first Texas Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (TCPAAA) Conference (http://www.texascpaaa.org/). Ron and Deborah Huffman, Dax Verlye, and myself attended. There were several great mini courses and training sessions offered. There were over 250 Alumni Association members present. There is a special cruise for Alumni Association members and law enforcement personnel called the “Witness Protection Cruise” scheduled for Spring 2013.
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Volunteer Opportunity: SWAT Team Training

The HCSO SWAT team has scheduled training for Thursday, August 30th from 7:30a to 3:00p during which they will need volunteers to act as Role Players for DOD House/Vehicle breach and hostage rescue scenarios.

0700-0730 Setup DOD House/Vehicle/Role Players
0730-0800 Script Role Players
0800-0830 Deployment
0830-1000 Work the scenario
1000-1030 Hot wash
1030-1130 Train on Hasty Assaults
1130-1300 Break/Lunch/Scenario Setup-Deliberate HR
1300-1400 Conduct Deliberate HR with Vehicle
1400-1500 Hot wash and train on Deliberate HR
1500-1700 Live Fire/Sniper Initiated HR into vehicle
          Exploration of Squad Differences.

If you are interested in assisting the SWAT Team in their training exercise on Thursday, August 30th, please contact me and I will get more information for you.

Respectfully,

Jeff Jordan
Deputy/HCSO

Advanced Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Course

I am looking at putting together an Advanced Citizens Academy Course that would cover special topics not covered in depth in the Citizens Academy or able to be covered during a HCCSAAA meeting. I would like to see if there is enough interest from the Alumni Association in having an Advanced class offered. The class may be a joint operation between HCSO, SMPD, and KPD.

The requirements that would be set up to attend the course would be:

  1. Attendees must have completed a Citizens Police Academy Course
  2. Attendees must be a member of an Academy Alumni Association in Hays County

Proposed topics that may be covered are:

  1. Family Violence Investigations
  2. Sex Crime Investigations
  3. Crimes Against Children Investigations
  4. Cyber Crime Investigations
  5. Arson Investigations
  6. Active Shooter
  7. Death Scene Investigations (optional Autopsy)
  8. Auto Theft Investigations
  9. Interview and Interrogation
  10. First Aid
  11. Observation Skills and Identifying Suspicious Activities
  12. Radio Communications and 10 Codes
  13. Traffic direction
  14. CPR & AED
  15. Current Issues in Law Enforcement
  16. Crime Prevention Techniques
  17. Citizens on Patrol Certification

Class attendees would be allowed to do a ride out with an officer.

I would like to get your input. Please let me know if this sounds like something our Alumni would like to see pursued.

Respectfully,

Jeff Jordan
Deputy/HCSO

HCSO Citizens Sheriff’s Academy (Fall 2012)

Note: The Fall 2012 HCSO Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is full. The Spring 2013 class will start in February (exact date TBD). For more information, contact Jeff Jordan (info below).

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 History of Law Enforcement and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office
Chapter 3 Community Outreach
Chapter 4 Emergency Communications
Chapter 5 Patrol Operations
Chapter 6 Jail Operations
Chapter 7 Use of Force
Chapter 8 Arrest, Search, and Seizure
Chapter 9 Government Center Security
Chapter 10 Narcotics
Chapter 11 Mental Health Unit and Warrants Division
Chapter 12 Victim’s Assistance
Chapter 13 Alcohol Enforcement Unit (AEU)
Chapter 14 Animal Control
Chapter 15 Terrorism Awareness and the ALERRT Center
Chapter 16 Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement
Chapter 17 Traffic Division and Accident Investigations
Chapter 18 Emergency Vehicle Operations
Chapter 19 School Resource Officers and Juvenile Investigations
Chapter 20 Gangs and Security Threat Groups
Chapter 21 K-9
Chapter 22 Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT)
Chapter 23 Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Chapter 24 Firearms
Chapter 25 Sex Offender Laws and Registration
Chapter 26 Criminal Investigation Division
Chapter 27 Evidence and Crime Scene Investigation

 

Weekly Class Schedule
Week 1: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
1800 – 1810 Intro
1810 – 1840 History of Law Enforcement & the Hays County Sheriff’s Office
1840 – 1850 Break
1850 – 1920 Community Outreach
1920 – 1930 Break
1930 – 2200 Emergency Communications
Week 2: Thursday, 08/30/2012
1800 – 1930 Patrol Operations
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Jail Operations
Week 3: Thursday, 09/06/2012
1800 – 1930 Use of Force
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Arrest, Search, and Seizure
Week 4: Thursday, 09/13/2012 (@SMPD Auditorium with SMPDCPA)
1800 – 2100 Narcotics
Week 5: Thursday, 09/20/2012
1800 – 1930 Mental Health Unit and Warrants
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Victim’s Assistance
Week 6: Thursday, 09/27/2012
1800 – 1850 Sex Offender Registration and Laws
1850 – 1900 Break
1900 – 1950 K9
1950 – 2000 Break
2000 – 2100 Animal Control

National Night Out: Tuesday, 10/02/2012
Week 7: Thursday, 10/04/2012 (@SMPD Auditorium with SMPDCPA)
1800 – 2100 Terrorism Awareness and the ALERRT Center
Week 8a: Thursday, 10/11/2012
1800 – 1850 Traffic Division
1850 – 1900 Break
1900 – 1950 Driving While Intoxicated Investigations
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Alcohol Enforcement Unit (AEU)
Week 8b: Saturday, 10/13/2012 (@SMPD with SMPDCPA)
0800 – 1000 Emergency Vehicle Operations
1000 – 1200 Firearms
1200 – 1300 Grill out with SMPDCPAAA and HCCSAAA
Week 9: Thursday, 10/18/2012
1800 – 1930 School Resource Officers and Juvenile Investigations
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Gangs and Security Threat Groups
Week 10: Thursday, 10/25/2012 (@SMPD Auditorium and Government Center with SMPDCPA)
1800 – 1930 Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT)
1930 – 1940 Break
1940 – 2100 Government Center
Week 11: Thursday, 11/01/2012 (@ ALERRT with SMPDCPA)
1800 – 2100 Special Weapons and Tactics
Week 12: Thursday, 11/08/2012
1800 – 1850 Criminal Investigation Division
1850 – 1900 Break
1900 – 1950 Evidence and Crime Scene Investigation
1950 – 2000 Break
2000 – 2100 CID Practical and Question and Answer Session
Week 13: Thursday, 11/15/2012
1800 – 2100 Graduation

 

Respectfully,

Jeff Jordan
Deputy/HCSO

Volunteer Opportunity: Assist Training Division With Basic Peace Officer Course

If you are interested in assisting the Training Division in training the Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) cadets, please contact Sandra Galvan via email at sandra.galvan@co.hays.tx.us or via phone at 512-393-7809. The training scenario dates are Monday, August 6th, 2012 through Friday, August 17, 2012 (12 days). The Training Division will be able to provide exact times, dates, and locations. If you do volunteer to assist, please email me the dates and times you helped with the training.

Respectfully,

Jeff Jordan
Deputy/HCSO