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Mental Health Peace Officer Course (TCOLE 4001) - CLASS IS FULL
Training
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 - Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Cost: $100

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

The course covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include:

  • indicators of mental illness;
  • understanding mental illness;
  • documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system; and
  • intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high risk situations.

This course will serve as part of the standards necessary for certification as a mental health officer by TCOLE.

Prerequisites for class participation:

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

 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; 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.
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