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Mandated with the passage of the Sandra Bland Act (SB 1849) by the Texas Legislature in 2017, officers with only a basic proficiency certificate are now required to obtain 8-hours of TCOLE approved de-escalation training every 48-months. This class is also required for officers who wish to obtain either an Intermediate or Advanced certificate.
Effective April 1, 2018, this class is required every 48 month training cycle for Basic certified peace officers. The current 48 month training cycle is September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2021.