The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) provides a variety of security courses designed to provide individuals and organizations from both the private and public sectors with the necessary skills to improve, or enhance, safety, security, and community resilience. TEEX is currently licensed by the Texas Private Security Bureau (PSB) as a Class F - Level III Training School.
TEEX SPOTLIGHT: Puerto Rico Office of Homeland Security hosts TEEX Critical Infrastructure Protection Training
Two TEEX training staff from Public Safety & Security recently returned from a 10-day trip to Puerto Rico. Although it may sound like a vacation, Sam Cox and Vince Rose stayed quite busy delivering Department of Homeland Security/FEMA-funded grant courses in three locations to over 230 participants from across the U.S. territory.
The courses delivered were the newly developed and certified Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection course and Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources courses. Both courses were developed through the TEEX National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) at the request of the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection.
Delivery of these courses enhanced collaborative partnership formation and information-sharing efforts on the island, while improving jurisdictional understanding of cross-sector interdependencies, and were well-received, said PS&S Training Manager Karl Rehn.
The host agency for this training was the Puerto Rico Office of Homeland Security, represented by Orlando Morales, the Puerto Rico Fusion Center Coordinator who sent the following comments:
“On behalf of the Puerto Rico Homeland Security Office and the National Security State Information Center,...all the stakeholders who participated in the recent trainings in Humacao, Mayaguez, Ponce and San Juan, and especially on my behalf, I want to express our gratitude to you for all the support and assistance given before and during the coordination and delivery of the trainings. All participants appreciated the expertise and easy-going attitude you have...”
“The interest and networking generated have allowed us to develop future projects planned to strengthen CIKR awareness, protection, and better public-private partnerships. Having the responsibility of supporting all CIKR sectors, I feel extremely satisfied with the integration of both the private and government (Federal, State, and Local) into the trainings. Again, thank you for your support and please be aware that you made a lot of friends down here.”
For any additional information regarding upcoming Critical Infrastructure Protection training, please feel free to contact Karl Rehn by email at Karl.Rehn@teex.tamu.edu or by phone: 979-845-6677.
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Collegiate Partnerships and Academic Affiliations
TEEX and Tarleton State University Articulation Agreement
Through an articulation agreement with Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, students completing 500 hours of TEEX security training in combination with recognized prior learning/experience can receive a up to 33 semester hours of college credit toward a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science in Criminal Justice Administration.
American Council on Education Credit
The American Council on Education (ACE) enables organizations to provide students access to academic credit awarded through traditional colleges and universities for formal training taken outside of conventional degree programs. Approximately 100 TEEX courses meet ACE’s exacting standards and are recommended for award of academic credit. TEEX is proud to be able to offer students an opportunity to advance their academic careers while receiving valuable training.
IACET Authorized Provider
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accredits education providers meeting strict continuing education guidelines throughout the world. As a recognized provider, TEEX courses are eligible for accreditation through IACET allowing customers to earn internationally recognized Continuing Education Units for all approved training.