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Recently Updated for 2023 : Texas Supplemental Peace Officer #1018 (TCOLE)
*New* Online Training Course(s) : Fentanyl & Law Enforcement Response #2024 (TCOLE), Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities for Jailers #2831 (TCOLE),
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This is an OSS Academy® Roadblocks & Checkpoints online training course offered for Peace Officers, Jailers, and Telecommunicators.
Law enforcement officers assigned to patrol public roads have a general duty to protect the public. Officers may be assigned by supervisors to support the establishment of a planned checkpoint, or participate in a roadblock in search of a criminal suspect or for some other reason. As officers, we know the 4thAmendment guidelines regarding search and seizure generally require officers to have reasonable individualized suspicion to stop or spot check persons and vehicles for the primary purpose of detecting evidence of ordinary wrongdoing. In this course, we will discuss how the reasonable suspicion requirement is balanced with the need to protect the public in general, or to apprehend a suspect, and how this can be accomplished safely.
Please note, the entire course final exam(s), and course evaluation(s) must be completed in order to receive one (1) hour of course credit.