Lieutenant Glen Richardson
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Training Academy educates and trains Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detention Officers, and other law enforcement officers throughout North Texas. Expert instruction is offered by a core of staff instructors complimented by field personnel who share their expertise in their areas of specialization.
On average, the Academy conducts eight Detention Officer trainee schools each year. These schools last six weeks and provide 200 hours of training. In addition to the Basic County Corrections Course requirements, set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), subjects taught at the Academy include: direct inmate supervision techniques, communication skills, report writing and defensive tactics.
All Texas peace officers must complete at least 40 hours of in-service training every two years. The Academy’s in-service training program is designed to keep the Department’s Peace Officers up-to-date with new information, tactics and techniques. Academy personnel align course schedules, construct lesson plans, teach and make arrangements for each class. They monitor all in-service schools in progress and evaluate class critiques. The Academy also makes sure that in-service training records are accurate and reported to TCOLE. If you have questions, you may contact the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Academy at 817-531-7634.
Every student that attends the Sheriff’s Training Academy must abide by the standards for education and dress code.
Assistant Academy Coordinator
Ms. Lena Brazzell
HR Specialist Tarrant County Human Resource
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