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Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI):

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® 

By using Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NCI) training as part of a comprehensive crisis prevention and intervention plan, you can learn how to defuse challenging and disruptive behavior before an incident escalates to a crisis situation. Successful implementation leads to a change in organizational culture, a change in adult professional behavior, and a change in staff relationships with both service users and stakeholders. These changes offer many benefits to your staff, your organization, and the individuals you serve.

Texas School Safety Center

The issue of school safety is an expansive topic that includes multiple areas of concern, and one that affects the whole community. There are a number of effective ways for schools to improve safety and security of their students, staff, and facilities. TSSC recommends three proven areas schools should focus on to further their school safety efforts; including acquiring specialized training, utilizing customized resources, and allowing for youth involvement. The Texas School Safety Center offers resources and services to support all three of these areas which will aid in making school safety a priority.  For more information contact Larry Rodriguez


"Safe Schools Week reminds us all to reflect on the plans and policies in place and update them as needed so that our campuses are prepared and safe in every potential situation," said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. "We must provide every student in Texas an effective and safe learning environment."

School Based Law Enforcement:

TCOLE 4063, and the newly developed TCOLE 41500 introductory SBLE train-the-trainer course (Please note: This course is not necessarily for individuals with law-enforcement background.  It was developed to instruct subject matter experts on how to train school-based law enforcement officers in the areas fundamental to working in schools).


Some of the subject matter expert areas include:

  • Bullying/Cyberbullying prevention

  • Child/Adolescent Development

  • Working with Children with Disabilities

  • De-Escalation Techniques

  • Internet Safety

  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention

  • Suicide Prevention


State Mandated TCOLE 4063

Texas Education Code Sec. 37.0812 requires all school police officers serving in school districts with an enrollment of 30,000 or more students to complete at least 16 hours of youth-focused training. These new training requirements are part of, not in addition to, the total number of training hours that are already required for all law enforcement officers to complete in order to maintain their licenses. Topics covered in the course include:

  • The Adolescent Brain

  • The Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children with Disabilities or Special Needs

  • De-Escalation Techniques and Techniques for Limiting the Use of Force

  • Restorative Justice

  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention


After completion of this course, attendees will have the knowledge and materials needed to conduct the mandatory TCOLE Course 4064, a 20-hour training.


TCOLE 41500 TxSSC Introductory SBLE Train-the-Trainer Course:

This course was developed as a train-the-trainer model to instruct subject matter expert attendees on how to train school-based law enforcement officers in the areas that are fundamental to working in schools.

For more information on the courses, dates and locations, and to access the application please access the link below.

Course Information


Cindi Bowling
Behavior Specialist/CHAMPS
(210) 370-5213
Cheri Kahn
Behavior Specialist
(210) 370-5702
Darlene Redclift
Behavior/Discipline Coordinator
(210) 370-5456

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