SAP151 – 32.00 Hours

Course Description

drone According to the Center for the Study of the Drone, it is estimated that the number of public safety agencies with drones has increased by approximately 82% from 2017 to 2018. There are now more than twice as many agencies that own drones as there are agencies that own manned aircrafts in the
United States.

Public safety personnel are often required to put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect citizens. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) can provide public safety personnel with detailed information so that response teams can make informed decisions. Through the use of drone technology and remote imaging, an individual can assess a situation and plan a response while mitigating any safety concerns for officers and bystanders. This hands-on training provides public safety personnel with critical information and real world skill proficiencies to create safe and proficient remote pilots. With an enhanced focus on field training, individuals will easily transition to more advanced systems and situations.

This course provides the student with actual sUAS flight time utilizing a training quadcopter. This course is also designed to prepare operators to successfully pass the remote pilot knowledge test and achieve FAA remote pilot certification. Actual FAA testing must be administered at an authorized Knowledge Testing Center and is NOT included in the course fee.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for TEEX sUAS for Public Safety Personnel course #78053.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Every student must bring a smart phone (iPhone or Android device) with Tello app. The Tello app can be installed during the course.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX Courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.


    Suggested Audience

    • Police, firefighters, and emergency management personnel

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

    Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

    • 32.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

    Contact Information

    Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433

    Payment Info

    • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

    In October 2010, a suspected gunman was reported on the Texas A&M University Campus. Campus and local police immediately responded. Fortunately, the gunman was only carrying a replica weapon.

    The training and support that we received from NERRTC and the TEEX Law Enforcement Training Division aided university and local responders as they deployed the Incident Command System in response to the incident.

    — Chris Meyer, Assistant Vice President, Texas A&M Office of Safety and Security
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