From Inspector Ashley Griffin
As the training coordinator for UT System Police, I pride myself on working collaboratively with each of my institution police departments to make sure we are not only meeting all TCOLE requirements, but also surpassing those requirements.
Our police academy is 943 hours, whereas TCOLE sets the minimum to 696 hours. Over 300 of our officers have attained the Master Peace Officer certification, respectively. Working at Institutions of Higher Education, we realize the importance of mental health and de-escalation training, which is why we have over 200 officers that are Mental Health Officer certified across our police departments.
Both our Basic Licensing Police Academy and In-Service training divisions are delivered with professionalism, patience, and recognize the need for adult based learning. Our instructors are delivering up to date material- often consulting or in partnership with Academic Faculty at our Institutions and presented in an easy to learn format. We just recently celebrated our 18 BPOC class with a 100% passing rate on the TCOLE exam.
We strive to foster a learning environment for cadets, officers, telecommunicators, and guest students. If for any reason you feel like we did not achieve this, please reach out to me directly so that I can look into the matter.
Inspector Ashley Griffin
Regional Training Coordinators and Contact Information
UT El Paso
UT Medical Branch Galveston
UT Permian Basin
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT San Antonio
UT San Antonio Health
UT Tyler Health
“Hiring and training are the cornerstone to a professional and highly effective police department. If you don’t get either of them right, the results can be catastrophic.”