Austin, Texas – Thirty-two law enforcement cadets from the Central Texas area have recently graduated from the Capital Area Council of Governments Regional Training Academy’s Basic Peace Office Course.
“We are pleased to have a 100 percent pass rate on the licensing exam”, said Mike Jennings, Director of the CAPCOG Regional Training Academy. “Thirteen cadets made a 90 or better on the exam .”
The course is a six month program completed by cadets from San Marcos, San Antonio, Dell Valle, Bastrop, Leander, Killeen, Blanco, Pflugerville, Kyle, Johnson City, Harwood, Georgetown, Austin, Granger, Fredericksburg, Round Rock, Hutto, Giddings, Lake Wylie, and Manor.
The graduates were: Armando Delgado of Blanco; Barrett Durst of Johnson City; David Amerson, Brian Beach, and Douglas Clark of San Marcos; Zachary Beck and Evan Easterly of San Antonio; Eric Carleton of Del Valle; Christopher Chavez of Bastrop; Elizabeth Cleere of Leander; Melissa Dekel of Killeen; Vicki Donnelly of Pflugerville; Robert DuBose of Kyle; Edward Evans of Harwood; Matthew Fogle Ogle of Georgetown; Nathan Huebel, Caleb McFadden, Joel Parker, Kyle Robertson, Kevin Rogers and Amy Stacy of Austin; James Huf of Granger; J.P. Morin and Tammie Ross of Fredericksburg; Mark Munoz and Luis Rejon of Round Rock; Luis Rodriguez of Giddings; Hollie Salinas of Lake Wylie; James Cullen of Manor; and Michelle O’Neil of Hutto.
The courses include individual blocks of instruction in a variety of topics including multiculturalism and human relations, interpersonal communications, problem solving, ethics and professionalism, victims’ rights, Texas Penal Code, Texas Traffic Code, Texas Family Code, use of force law and concepts, firearms, defensive tactics, police vehicle operation, criminal investigation, stress management and physical conditioning.
The Basic Peace Officer Course is mandatory for Texas law enforcement officers who are required to comply with the state’s Peace Officer Professional Standards Act of 1998.
The Regional Training Academy (RTA) was created to establish a central, managed, method of delivering professional law enforcement training within the ten county regions. Since its conception, the RTA has played a critical role in providing needed training to the area law enforcement personnel.
If you would like more information about law enforcement training in the CAPCOG service area, please call Mike Jennings, Director CAPCOG Regional Training Academy.