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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Recently Updated for 2021: Texas Supplemental Peace Officer #1018 (TCOLE)
*New* Online Training Course(s) : Verbal Intervention & Crisis De-Escalation (TCOLE) & Texas State & Federal Law Update #3187
This is the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) required Court Security Officer #10999 online training course offered for Texas Peace Officers, Sheriff Deputies, Constables, Bailiffs, Municipal Peace Officers, or any other person assigned to provide security for an appellate, district, statutory county, county, municipal, or justice court in the State of Texas.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 158.002, the purpose of this approved Court Security Officer class is to give the court security officer a basic understanding of the threats associated with court settings as well as technology and techniques for court security operations. To qualify for a Court Security Certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements per Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 221, as well as completion of course Court Security Officer #10999.
Academy® typically reports 4 to 5 times each week [excluding U.S.
Federal holidays]. We report your credit directly through TCLEDDS to the
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement [TCOLE]. You should have already
provided your full and correct name, TCOLE PID number, and other
important information when registering for your account. If not, once
logged in, go to Edit Profile to update your information.
Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training
Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.
Topics within the OSS Academy and U.S. Court Security Concepts course include:
OSS Academy® courses are recognized by more Peace Officer Standards and Training boards and correctional associations than any other online training provider.
Our courses are designed by Subject Matter Experts who are nationally recognized and licensed instructors. Many of our experts testify in law enforcement, corrections, and security related defense cases throughout the U.S.
Our curriculum meets or exceeds state course objective requirements.
For more information, visit OSS - Law Enforcement Advisors® or OSS Academy® online or simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.
Obtaining a TCOLE Personal Identification (PID) Number
If you do not have a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Personal Identification (PID) Number ...
1. Follow this link - http://www.tcole.texas.gov/sites/default/files/FormsAppsPubs/pid_assignment_C1_1.pdf
Or, visit http://www.tcole.texas.gov/ > select “Forms and Applications” > page down to “PID Assignment C1” > select “Get Form.”
2. Fill out the PID Assignment C1 form in its entirety. For civilians, please check the box indicating “Ability to track training hours.”
3. If you are employed at a TCOLE recognized law enforcement agency,
enter the correct agency/training provider number. If not, leave blank.
4. Enter the agency name, and agency administrator, for your law
enforcement agency, or the court where you will perform the courtroom
security, and obtain their signature. If neither of these apply, YOU DO
NOT NEED A PID NUMBER. GO NO FURTHER.
5. Applicant must sign and date the form, and then mail to the address
indicated at the top of the form, or fax to 512-936-7766. TCOLE will
email your PID# to the email provided on the form.
TCOLE Training, Proficiency Requirements, & Course Equivalents
For your convenience, OSS Academy® provides a TCOLE Course Equivalent Resource with imbedded hyperlinks.
See also, our entire TCOLE Courses Listing.
Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy®
Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.