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Mental Health Officer TCOLE#4201

Hosted By: Sunset Valley Police Department

  • Starts Dec 2
  • 225 US dollars
  • Sunset Valley Police Department 3207 Jones Road Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Available spots

Service Description

This class is designed to certify an individual to be a statewide resource as a mental health officer (MHO), per Texas Occupations Code 1701.404, and the TCOLE Rule §221.11. An MHO assists responding law enforcement officers to determine, if and what, actions can be taken regarding the individual(s)’s 4th Amendment rights, due to the individual(s)’s incapacitation caused by their mental health crisis. This course certifies an individual on how to identify applicable situations for intervention, appropriate local resources for the demographics of the jurisdiction, and best practices on building resource/community connections. This course does not certify the applicant as a mental health care expert or mental health care service provider. This class is to achieve a voluntary and elite designation. The requirements to achieve this elite and voluntary designation reflect the gravity of the duties. Prerequisites: (a)To qualify for a mental health officer proficiency certificate, an applicant must meet the following requirements: (1)currently appointed as a peace officer, county jailer, or Justice of the peace; (2)at least two years' experience as a peace officer, county jailer, or justice of the peace; (3)if not currently a commissioned peace officer or county jailer, an applicant must meet the current enrollment standards; (4)if an applicant is a commissioned peace officer or county jailer, an applicant must not ever have had a license or certificate issued by the commission suspended or revoked; (5)if an applicant is a commissioned peace officer or county jailer, an applicant must have met the continuing education requirements for the previous training cycle; (6)successful completion of a training course in emergency first aid and lifesaving techniques (Red Cross or equivalent); (7)successful completion of the current mental health officer training course and pass the approved examination for mental health officer proficiency. (b)The effective date of this section is January 14, 2010. Additionally, the student must have taken: De-escalation (TCOLE Course #1849) AND Crisis Intervention Training (TCOLE Course #1850) OR Mental Health for Jailers (TCOLE Course #4900) Please note: Peace officers who completed the Basic Peace Officer Course after 2019 (BPOC 1000667, 1000696, 1000720), will have both 1849 and 1850 and meet the enrollment requirements. Instructor: Sergeant Stephanie Piper

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations within 5 days of registering are 100% refundable, unless the following restrictions apply: Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 5 days before a scheduled class begins. This gives others the opportunity to register for the class. If you have to cancel your class, and do so at least 5 days before the class, you may use the credit towards any future class. At any time after registering, or within 5 days of the course, you may transfer the registration to another person.

Contact Details

(800) 489-8190

6330 E Hwy 290 #125, Austin, Texas 78723 Menger Public Safety, La Calma Drive, Austin, TX, USA

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