Sheriffs' Association of Texas

Other Training - not hosted by SAT

Updated: 5/8/2020 


Texas Commission on Jail Standards
Mental Health Training for Jailers #4900

Texas Commission on Jail Standards will be conducting the #4900 – Mental Health Training for Jailers at a county near you.  This is the 8 hour course, mandated, in the “Sandra Bland Act”.   Those who obtained a jailer’s license prior to September 1, 2017 are required to take this course before September 1, 2021.  Don’t wait!  Classes are limited to 25.  The dates include training for September 2019 through March 2020 (so far) with additional dates added as we hear from counties requesting to host training.   Listed below are training dates along with the registration link for each class.  More classes will be offered in the future but DON’T wait!! Contact one of the Mental Health Trainers below with any questions.   Hope to see you there!  

Kathleen Pokluda; 512-850-9668; 
Earnestine Sanders; 512-653-4346; 
Tommy Dill; 512-850-9422; 

Check back for more dates

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness
(HMEP) Grant Program

The purpose of HMEP is to increase State, Territorial, Tribal, and local effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. This is accomplished in large part through the HMEP grant program that provides financial and technical assistance, as well as national direction and guidance, to enhance local hazardous materials emergency planning and training.

We have 30 topics of classes that we provide to include Hazardous Materials, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Pipeline Emergencies, Oil Spill, and Air Monitoring.

These courses are provided free of charge all over the state and many are eligible for TCOLE credit. Our goal is to get every first responder (police, fire, EMS, public works) in the state to the level of HazMat First Responder-Operations (which consists of completing the HazMat Awareness class and then the Operations class, which provides enough information to identify HazMat situations, secure the scene, ensuring scene safety, and calling for technicians on a HazMat Team to respond). TCOLE credit would be provided through TEEX, which is our contract training provider.

Classes can be found at: HMEP Classes

Contact: Michael Green
Phone: 737-529-1644

International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc.
40th Annual Training Conference
Houston, Texas
April 26 - May 1, 2020

For more detailed conference information, refer to their website at