LET721 – 24.00 Hours
Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.
New course coming soon! Court security officers are responsible for protecting the judicial process at the courthouse while maintaining the safety and security of the court family and public. To ensure infrastructure and persons are protected, they must employ security practices while utilizing available equipment, technologies, and reporting processes in planning high risk/high profile trial events. To qualify for a Court Security Specialist Certificate, an applicant must meet all proficiency requirements per Texas Administrative Code Title 37, Part 7, Chapter 221 and Rule 221.41 as well as complete the blended-learning course.
The online course consists of eleven learning modules. Prior to accessing the course, the participant is provided with an opportunity to download a study guide in an effort to enhance the retention of important course information. After all modules have been completed, the participant will receive a comprehensive final exam. All examinations must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. Participants have three attempts to pass each module exam and one attempt to pass the final exam. Module quizzes and the final examination can only be done in a single seating. Module quizzes and the final examination should not be started while on duty and/or if the participant may be called away from the computer for any reason.
Participants are also required to complete the 16 hour Court Security Specialist Practical Applications course in order to meet all requirements to receive a Court Security Specialist Certificate. A list and location of those scheduled courses will be provided upon successful completion of the online portion of the Court Security Specialist course.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Court Security Specialist Course #21001, 21002, 21003, 21004, and 21005.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 60 days from the registration date.
- To complete this course, you are required to have a computer with internet access.
Online Course Technical Requirements
To successfully complete this online course, you should have access to a computer with the following system requirements:
- Computer tower or laptop
- Note: The use of a tablet is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
- Broadband or high-speed internet connection
- Recommended: Wired connection with at least 2.0 Mbps bandwidth (bi-directional, i.e. sending and receiving)
- Alternative: Wireless (WiFi) connection
- Note: The use of a MiFi or mobile hotspot is not recommended and may result in connectivity issues.
- Current version of web browser
- Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 96 or higher, Google Chrome 97 or higher
- Alternative: Safari 15 or higher
- Note: Microsoft Edge is not currently a supported browser.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 17 or higher
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
- Introduction to Court Security
- Court Security Screening Basics
- Recognition and Awareness of Potentially Hazardous Items
- Roving Function in Court Security
- Baliff Function in Court Security
- Jury Types and Responsibilities
- Control Room Monitor Function in Court Security
- Written Reports and Supporting Documentation
- Written Operational Plans
- Court Security Technology
- Law enforcement and corrections personnel seeking to serve as a Court Security Officer in the State of Texas
Continuing Education And Professional Credits
Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.
- 24.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- If a participant has a preexisting injury/condition that could be aggravated by a specific technique or the act of training in the practical applications portion of the Court Security Specialist course, the instructor should be advised and a doctor’s release must be presented to the instructor before the physical skills training begins.
- After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us a (979) 845-6677 or [email protected]
Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]