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TEEX Public Safety Telecommunicator
Effective January 1, 2014, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Telecommunicator certification becomes a mandatory license. This year House Bill 1951, enacted by the 83rd Texas Legislature, changed the way Texas law enforcement Telecommunicators are employed. The new law requires Telecommunicators responsible for transmitting law enforcement information over a radio to now be licensed.
This new requirement may have a significant impact on agencies or individuals with responsibility for providing part-time law enforcement dispatch services. Many small agencies may allow administrative personnel to provide some dispatch support for police, fire & EMS. However, the majority of those duties are carried out by the County Sheriff’s Office. Although in the past the administrative staff member would have been exempt from the new licensing requirement, beginning January 1, 2014, that same staff member will now be required to possess a TCOLE Telecommunicator license.
Notice: Current TCOLE Telecommunicator Certificate holders meeting the criteria listed below prior to January 1, 2014, will have met all new TCOLE licensing requirements. Personnel delaying training until after January 1st will be required to sit for the TCOLE state licensing exam.
- Appointed by an agency
- Complete TCOLE #1013 Basic Telecommunicator course
- Complete TCOLE #2120 Crisis Communications course
Training Solution: The TEEX online Public Safety Telecommunicator course meets all licensing requirements. Those individuals completing the course by December 15, 2013, should receive TCOLE credit before the holidays. The TEEX online course will continue to meet all TCOLE licensing requirements after the new year.
For more information, please contact staff at (979) 845-6677 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org