|(a) In addition to all other respective entity specific
application requirements of this chapter, training provider applicants
must comply with the provisions of this section.
(b) All training provider applicants must pass an inspection
of facilities and instructional materials. The inspection shall be
conducted by commission staff or by a team of training provider coordinators
as appointed by the executive director.
(c) A training provider applicant must have and maintain:
(1) qualified instructors and staff to conduct successful
(2) instructional resources to conduct successful training,
to include, but not limited to, convenient access to a law enforcement
reference library or sufficient number of computers for student and
(3) access to current and appropriate teaching tools
and electronic equipment, including video players, projection equipment,
computer hardware, software, and the Internet;
(4) a proprietary interest in or a written contract
providing for a firing range suitable for the course of fire required
in the current basic peace officer course, with safety rules clearly
posted, secure storage and first aid equipment while on the premises;
(5) a proprietary interest in or a written contract
providing for at least one facility to conduct police driving training,
to include at least one law enforcement automobile for training.
(d) A training provider applicant shall submit:
(1) documentation of compliance with the electronic
reporting requirements of §1701.1523 of the Texas Occupations
(2) documentation that an advisory board has already
been appointed as required by this chapter and §1701.252 of the
Texas Occupations Code;
(3) advisory board minutes that show the advisory board
has complied with the requirements of this chapter;
(4) the name and PID of the proposed training coordinator;
(5) documentation that the training coordinator is
in compliance with all responsibilities required under law; and
(6) at the request of the executive director, submit
each board member's resume for approval. Law enforcement training
providers excepted, applicants may alternatively submit at least one
copy of the learning objectives of each course covered by the contract.
(e) The chief administrator and proposed training coordinator
of a law enforcement academy, law enforcement association, distance
education, or proprietary training provider applicant must appear
before the commissioners to respond to questions prior to action being
taken on the application.
(f) The dean or chair and the proposed training coordinator
of an academic alternative applicant must appear before the commissioners
to respond to questions prior to action being taken on the application.
(g) The effective date of this section is February