JEFFERSON COUNTY Sheriff’s Academy schedules free LE Courses

JCSO Academy is scheduling the following courses for June and July, 2015:


Basic Instructor 1014 (40 hours)  Select here for details

Crime Scene Search Int. 2106 (32 hours)   Select here for details

Missing & Exploited Child 3275 (4 hours) Select here for details

Special Inv. Topics 3232 (8 hours)  Select here for details

State & Fed. Legislative update 3183 (3 hours)  Select here for details


I need some help filling these classes.  If you have any contacts that you can forward these to, I would appreciate it.  All the

classes are free of charge to local agencies.




Mike Pieper


Cyber-Security Training, May 18, 2015

S. Attorney’s Office hosting Cyber-Security training on May 18, 2015

Select here for details & registration


Please feel free to invite your law enforcement and education partners.


The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas is providing this free training course for federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and educators at four separate locations from May 18 to 21, 2015.  Training will be provided by prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and officers and agents trained in Cyber-Security.


Training Locations


May 18 Lamar Institute of Technology

Mon     Regional Police Academy

Multi Purpose Building

802 E. Lavaca

Beaumont, TX  77710


May 19 Collin County

Tues    Law Enforcement Academy

2200 W. University Drive

Conference Center D106

McKinney, TX  75070


May 20 Tyler Junior College

Wed     Law Enforcement Academy

1530 S. SW Loop 323

Tyler, TX  75701


May 21 Angelina College Police Academy

Thur    Nursing Bldg, Room 103

3500 South First

Lufkin, TX 75904


This 2015 training will focus on Cyber-Security issues, apps commonly used by students and related security concerns, and vulnerabilities specific to schools.


Law enforcement officers will look at exploiting social media, electronic surveillance, Brady/Giglio/Discovery obligations, and basic forensics.


Educators will look at trending social media apps, Geofences, Eduguard, social media and child exploitation.


Both groups will learn when to call and who to call:  where education and law enforcement have common ground.


Our goal is to prepare our law enforcement officers and educators in protecting our children and communities in the ever-changing world of cyber-security.



This training is specifically designed for agents and officers that are actively involved in  investigating crimes.  There is no registration fee for this training but space is limited. Please register before Mar. 24, 2014.  To register, please complete the online form at or fax this form to 409-839-2557.


Students will receive an e-mail to confirm their successful registration.

Davilyn Walston

Public Information Officer

Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

Cell/text 409.553.9881

Office 409.981.7902

Unconventional Crude Oils Awareness

USCG hosting Unconventional Crude Oils Awareness & Hazards

Presentation By:  EPA OSC Nick Brescia

On April 8, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Select here for details

Safety & Health Symposium

Port Arthur Health Department hosting Safety & Health Symposium at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont May 1, 2015.

Please RSVP by 4-17-15

Select here for details

City of Beaumont is hosting G-363 Hurricane Readiness in April

The City of Beaumont is host for the G-363 Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities on April 14, 2015-April 15, 2015. The class will be at the Beaumont EOC, located at 700 Orleans in Beaumont, Texas. There is still several seats available for the course, and anyone interested in taking it is welcome. Just log on to to register. The course description and information is listed below. For additional information you may contact Shaqueena Nobles at 409-980-7285 or Tim Ocnaschek at 409-980-7275.

Course Description

G-363 – Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities

This course is designed to assist state and local emergency management personnel in planning for and responding to the hurricane threat. The course provides the student with a basic understanding of hurricane hazards and forecasting, acquaints the student with available planning and decision-making tools, and details local planning issues and preparation efforts to be considered prior to and after a hurricane.

Target Audience:
State and local emergency management personnel from areas that are at risk from hurricanes.

How this course is offered:

Individuals can register below for class deliveries offered in Austin. A jurisdiction may request that it be conducted locally by coordinating verbally in advance with the appropriate RLO and then submit a written request to TDEM via the form here.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
None, but completion of Emergency Planning (G-235) would be helpful.

No tuition is charged.

SETRPC – Sponsors Hazard Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous

Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at the Robert A. (Bob) Bowers Civic Center parking lot located at 3401 Cultural Center

Drive in Port Arthur.


During this free event, the SETRPC is collecting items that could cause damage to your

health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. Some of the items

include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool

chemicals, and many others. For a complete list of acceptable materials, contact Bob

Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 ext. 7520.


Scrap tires will also be collected during this event. There is no charge for a participant’s

first eight tires. There will be a $1.00 charge for each additional tire. Oversized tires

are not accepted.


This event will be publicized through news releases, flyers, and newspaper

advertisements in the Beaumont Enterprise and other area newspapers. Television

commercials will also be broadcast on KFDM, KBTV, KBMT, and Time Warner Cable.


The Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event is a program of the

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Commission on

Environmental Quality.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444

ext. 7520


For Details Select Here

SNCA - Incident Management Team Course (LOFR) on


Please note this course will be at the Beaumont EOC and is now posted on PreparingTexas.Org. This is a key position for IMT members to fill regardless of primary credential/position. It is also a key role for ICs and those coordinating EOCs, as well as those assigned to that position.  Additionally, it is open Statewide, so please get your key personnel signed up as soon as possible. Please send this out as appropriate.

Thanks, Tim

Course Description
E/L-956 – NIMS ICS All Hazards Liaison Officer (LOFR) Course
Verified/Updated 10/15/13

Course Overview
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective LOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

Course Objectives
The purpose of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide a portion of the training that may be needed to establish Type III and IV Incident Management Teams (IMTs). This training program is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for the eight Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions within the NIMS Incident Command System and specifically within the Incident Management Team environment.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

Course Prerequisites
IS 100, 200, 700 & 800; ICS 300, and ICS 400 (now required as of 01 October 2013)   All certificates must be uploaded to your  account before your application is forwarded to the Local Training Coordinator for processing considerations.

Course Special Requirements
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are currently members of Type III or Type IV Incident Management Teams, or by those seeking credentials/certification for ICS Command and General Staff or Unit Leader positions.

Note for all Students

All students must complete the attached FEMA 119-25 (with SID) and have it signed by yourself and your supervisor and bring to class. The FEMA SID has replaced the SSN on all DHS Classes. If you do not have a SID you can go to: and click on the link for FEMA SID.

119-25-1 Application Form (SID).pdf

No tuition is charged.

LIT Assistant Director Posts Additional Police Academy Courses for 2015

VICTIMS of Human Trafficking

Date:  March 19, 2015

Time:  10:00 – 12:30

Location:  802 East Lavaca, MPC Conference Room

This training is presented by The Rape & Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA).  To register, contact Darla Daigle at (409) 932-6530 or


Cell Phone and Data Recovery for Law Enforcement

Date:  4/29 through 4/30, 2015

Time:  8:00 – 5:00

Location:  802 East Lavaca, MPC Building, Room 252.

The Regional Academy will host the following cell phone/data recovery course. The course is free to agencies in the Southeast Texas Region.
Tactical Community Policing

Date:  July 20-22, 2015

Time:  8:00 – 5:00

Location:  802 East Lavaca, MPC

Registration for this class is available at  (See flyer for more information)

Select here for details



Critical Incident Peer Support for Law Enforcement: A Foundational Course

Date:  August 3-4, 2015

Time:  8:00 – 5:00

Location:  802 East Lavaca, MPC Conference Room

This is a 2-day course with four modules, role-playing activities, video interviews, and scenario discussions. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the objective of the Critical Incident Peer Support for Law Enforcement course is to train the officer to be able to offer support, or psychological first aid, to their fellow officers. (See flyer for more information)

Select here for details



Kenneth Mason

Interim Chair – Department of Public Service and Safety

Assistant Director – Regional Police Academy



Lamar Institute of Technology

Member The Texas State University System


Beaumont PD and JTTF - Hosting Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop

The Chemical Industry Outreach Workshop (CIOW) is a one day class sponsored by the FBI and is currently scheduled for 17 June, 2015.  The first half of the day will be in a classroom setting at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main, Beaumont, Texas. The second half of the day will consist of explosive demonstrations at the Beaumont Landfill- dead end of Lafin Dr, off Fannett Road.  This workshop has no cap for attendance.  Please use your internal and external notification groups to help maximize the outreach and encourage attendance. We will facilitate TCOLE credit and a certificate of attendance for those desiring one. RSVPs can be made to

Select here for details 

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Annual Sabine-Neches Chiefs’ Association Bosses Night & Awards Ceremony






On December 1, 2014, the Sabine Neches Chiefs’ Association held its Annual Bosses Night at the Groves Activity Center.  This annual dinner is an opportunity for members to show their appreciation to their Boss’s and for the organization to recognize those outstanding within their membership.


This year, four awards were presented on the behalf of The Sabine Neches Chiefs’ Association as follows:


Community Service Award – “Presented to a member who has provided leadership, guidance, facilities, equipment, or support to an Emergency Response Program, a Community, or the Profession in the furtherance of emergency response activities”.


Presented to:

-Chief Larry Richard


Outstanding Member Award – “Presented to a member in recognition of exemplary performance relating to emergency management, emergency response, or emergency related duties or program administration”


Presented to:

– Sgt Aleta Cappen

– Stephanie Valka-Garsea


Distinguished Service  Award Presented to the outgoing President of the organization.

Presented to:

-John Owens – 2 terms