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Mental Health Peace Officer

Class Length: 40 hours
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Register 1/28/20192/1/20190800-1700Denton Public Safety Training Center 1
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DESCRIPTION

TCOLE Mental Health Peace Officer Certification Course 4001. The purpose of the Mental Health Officer course is to further inform and educate the officer in the area of the mental health and issues pertaining to serving as a mental health officer, to include advanced crisis intervention.

Prerequisites for Mental Health Officer Proficiency Certification:

  • Currently appointed as a peace officer, county jailer or justice of the peace;
  • At least two years experience as a peace officer, county jailer, or justice of the peace;
  • If not currently a commissioned peace officer or county jailer, an applicant must meet the current enrollment standards;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Successful completion of a training course in emergency first aid and lifesaving techniques (Red Cross or equivalent); and
  • Successful completion of the current mental health peace officer training course, pass the approved written examination for mental health officer proficiency, with a score of 80% or better, and pass the skills based exam with a grade of satisfactory.

PREREQUISITES

Prerequisites for class participation:

Completion of Basic Crisis Intervention Training, Course # 3841 or 3842; or Basic Peace Officer Course 1000 after January 2005

COURSE COST

Free

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