Donald Meisenheimer, a former Katy ISD police officer and current substitute teacher, was among the graduates of the first Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Master of Laws Training Class #41505.
The graduation took place on August 12 in San Antonio. Meisenheimer also serves as a reserve deputy for the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office in addition to his Katy area operations.
The Master’s Training is the cornerstone of the TxSSC’s School Law Enforcement Training Series. TCOLE accredits the 32-hour training. Participants must complete the Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Training before taking the Master Training. The training prepares participants to be leaders in Texas school law enforcement, studying best practices and evidence-based policing models to improve the safety and security of schools and communities. communities they serve.
Throughout the training series, participants study a wide variety of topics, including the mental health issues of today’s youth, adolescent brain development, suicide prevention, restorative justice, bullying and cyberbullying, gang awareness, social media investigations and strategic planning.
Joe Munoz, TxSSC School Law Enforcement Training Manager, said, “We are thrilled to have this four-part series come to fruition. To have someone dedicate around 128 hours of their time to this goal is remarkable. What an honor.”
Meisenheimer said with the increased need for school safety, this training is the most comprehensive and comprehensive training program for officers serving schools.
“The Texas School Safety Center has developed the benchmark for training to increase the safety of our schools and I am proud to count myself among this group of professionals,” Meisenheimer said.
The inaugural class included 50 people affiliated with school law enforcement from across the state of Texas, including five people who took all four classes this summer. Meisenheimer was one of these five individuals.
The TxSSC is an official university-level research center of Texas State University charged under Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code with key school safety initiatives and mandates. The TxSSC serves as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of safety and security information through research, training and technical assistance for K-12 schools and junior colleges throughout the State of Texas. For more information, visit the training and website resources offered by TxSSC, visit txssc.txstate.edu.