Texas Crime Prevention Association

TCPA Training Course Offerings

Crime Prevention 1 – TCOLE 2101 

Crime Prevention 1 introduces students to the concepts of security, physical security, information technology, and cyber security. The CPTED strategies covered in CP 1 are known as Target Hardening and Geographical Juxtaposition as they are used in both commercial and residential applications..

Target Hardening includes:

  • Doors,
  • Locks,
  • Windows, and
  • Glass 

40 Hours | Exam Required | Certified Basic Crime Prevention Practitioner

Crime Prevention 2 – TCOLE 2102 

Crime Prevention 2 is an intermediate evidence-based practices and problem solving course for Law Enforcement, Security, and Civilians wanting to learn about community engagement and crime reduction practices. Students will be introduced to  basic criminology and its principles teaching how to use community engagement to address crime and quality of life issues.  Students will also learn to engage business and corporate partners on the importance of corporate policy and procedure review, as it relates to workplace violence, commercial theft and shrinkage. Crime Prevention 2 is an education based course.

The student will learn how to implement activity programs including

  • Neighborhood Watch,
  • National Night Out,
  • Volunteers in Policing,
  • Citizens Police Academy,
  • Police Athletic Leagues,
  • Coffee with a COP, and
  • other programs designed to engage the community. 

40 Hours | Exam Required | Certified Community Engagement Practitioner

Crime Prevention 3 – TCOLE 2103

Crime Prevention 3 introduces the student to the Risk formula and how it relates to CPTED strategies in both crime prevention and reduction. Students will learn about the different phases of the construction process and how it relates to law enforcement. The student will review physical security principles taught in CP1 and apply them in conducting a full TCPA security assessment. The TCPA assessment identifies physical/cyber security vulnerabilities and risk factors.

24 hours | Student Project | Eligible for Certified Crime Prevention Specialists

Certified Crime Prevention Specialists Exam – TCOLE 2104

TCOLE exam to become state certified Certified Crime Prevention Specialists

2 hours | Prerequisite - Completion of CP1, CP2, and CP3



Community Engagement and Crime Prevention for Supervisors

Course designed for Sergeants and above to effectively manage a community engagement or crime prevention unit. Supervisors will be introduced to evidence based policing that is harm focused, using principals taught in the TCPA crime prevention courses.  

24 hours | No Prerequisites | Exam Required

Community Engagement and Crime Prevention for Patrol

Introduces the patrol officer to the concepts of security, physical security, and community engagement. The student will learn how to apply these to calls for service, consensual encounters, and community meetings.

24 hours | No Prerequisites | Exam Required

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