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Education, Training & Research (ETR)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is the premier law enforcement agency in the state, as well as one of the finest in the nation. In order to meet the many challenges facing law enforcement today, the Department operates a world-class training program. Law Enforcement Education (LEE) educates and trains recruits, troopers, agents, and other law enforcement officers across the great state of Texas.

The Law Enforcement Education training program administers a rigorous 6 month recruit school that is both physically and mentally demanding. Recruits must successfully complete the program to become a Texas State Trooper. Students study tactical vehicle operation, firearms, use of force, effective report writing, communications skills, and first aid, as well as other topics. Physical training and Arrest & Control Tactics training are also core elements of our program.

All Texas peace officers must complete at least 40 hours of continuing education every two years. The Law Enforcement Education training program is designed to recertify the Department's law enforcement officers and keep them up-to-date with new information, tactics, and techniques.

Mission:
Our Mission is to prepare law enforcement leaders to meet 21st century demands and challenges by providing exceptional educational opportunities, innovative training, and cutting edge research.

Vision:
We strive to be the gold standard in evidence-based public safety education and training.

Motto:
Building excellence one student at a time.