Armed Off-Duty Encounters

LET579 – 10.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce participants to various methods of carrying and shooting handguns from concealed carry positions. Being a law enforcement officer is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week career. Cops need to be armed and ready for deadly encounters on duty and off. The emphasis of this course is off duty/on duty plain clothes concealed carry of handguns and how to deploy those handguns safely and effectively from various concealed carry positions.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Concealed Carry for Law Enforcement Officers Course #3836.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Handgun with at least three magazines or two speedloaders
  • 500 rounds of factory ammunition (no handloads)
  • Sturdy belt capable of supporting a holster
  • Concealable, strong side belt holster required for live-fire exercises (i.e. paddle, inside waistband, or pancake style). The holster should not collapse upon draw and should remain open for one-handed re-holstering. Shoulder, ankle, and fanny pack holsters will be allowed for demonstration but not for live-fire practice.
  • Jacket, vest or other garment used to conceal the weapon
  • Wrap-around eye protection, hearing protection and a hat or cap with a brim must be worn during all firing exercises and are the participant’s responsibility

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example, a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Reasons for carrying a concealed handgun
  • Methods of concealed handgun carry
  • Selecting holsters and clothing for effective concealed handgun carry
  • Safely drawing and deploying a handgun from concealment

Suggested Audience

  • Currently Commissioned Peace Officers

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 10.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842