Directs the operations of the University of Houston – Downtown Criminal Justice Training Center and coordinates training of basic peace officer candidates and advanced training for peace officers. These programs are licensed and credentialed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and subject to the requirements of the applicable Government Code, Texas Occupation Code, Texas Department of Public Safety regulations, and TCOLE statutes and rules.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitors and directs training program requirements mandated by TCOLE
Develops, analyzes, and implements operational guidelines
Oversees curriculum updates and scheduling for the academy
Oversees budgets and purchasing for the center operations
Researches best practices and contemporary training perspectives for police academic and in-service training operations
Develops and implements short-term and long-term goals and objectives
Recruits and reviews applications for employment of adjunct instructors
Oversees evaluation of instructors, programs and operations
Facilitates and coordinates meetings and information exchanges with the members of the Criminal Justice Training Center Advisory Council
Coordinates with the University of Houston Downtown administration, staff, and faculty regarding associated programs, strategic planning and related administrative matters
Maintains TCOLE Instructor Certification and serves as an instructor in basic peace officer course(s) and in-service training(s) as needed
Participates in Basic Peace Officer Graduation Ceremonies
Performs all other duties as assigned
Note: Will have direct supervisory responsibilities for an Assistant Director of the UTC, Program Coordinator of the OTC, and for program instructors. Will provide input into appraisal and goals for student assistants and Department Business Administrator.
Five (5) years experience as a licensed peace officer Two (2) years experience in training or supervision
TCOLE Instructor Certification
Demonstrated experience and success in leading a Criminal Justice Training Center
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