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Coordinator of Law Enforcement Programs


We are currently seeking a Coordinator of Law Enforcement Programs to coordinate the daily operations of the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy and Criminal Justice In-Service Programs.

To apply, visit https://www.actx.edu/hr/position-listings

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

Required: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience; or Associate’s degree and 10+ years of experience and a commitment to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within 5 years required. Must be certified as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas. Must be certified or eligible to be certified as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor.

Preferred: Master’s Degree. Additional related certifications.

Five years or more of law enforcement and/or other Criminal Justice experience. Knowledge of TCOLE rules and regulations. Familiarity with sheriff’s offices, police departments, and other Criminal Justice departments. Experience with academic programs and/or continuing education.

- Must be able to handle heavy volume of confidential information 
- Must be familiar with the criminal justice training function 
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills a must 
- Accuracy in spelling and grammar and be detail-oriented 
- Knowledge of and ability to use and operate instructional technology 
- Knowledge of computer operations; ability to act on own initiative 
- Ability to work under stress, work independently and as a team member, and deal with people in a professional manner 
- Early morning work is often required 
- Some evening and weekend work may be required 
- Some travel may be required 
- Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs. of materials 
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license

- Interviews and investigates applicants for the Academy and submits candidate assessments
- Schedules and coordinates the Criminal Justice In-Service Programs and assists with Specialized Training Programs
- Maintains knowledge of current Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) guidelines
- Develops training calendars
- Hires, assigns, directs, supervises, and evaluates supplemental instructors, as well as the Administrative Clerk I for the Law Enforcement Academy
- Ensures that instructors are certified and prepared to teach using latest information
- Instructs classes (when appropriate) or locates qualified substitute instructors when regular instructors are not available
- Administers and grades Academy tests and lessons
- Ensures that proper records are maintained
- Conducts instructor and class evaluations at designated intervals
- Recruits for Academy and other Criminal Justice Programs
- Advises and counsels criminal justice students regarding their academic degree plans
- Assists with preparing and monitoring the related budgets
- Participation in college activities/committees and community involvement
- Conducts additional activities as assigned

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 The Texas Department of Public Safety only accepts online applications. To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then select ”Apply“. Complete your on-line applicant profile and the State of Texas Application for Employment.

It is important that your application be complete and thorough. In order to facilitate review of your qualifications, please include all information requested, e.g. education, experience, previous compensation, reasons for leaving, and other information - do not leave any field blank. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. This system also allows you to attach supporting documents such as transcripts, certifications and/or licensure, and any other required documents with your application. Notifications are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

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**Please note: Current Texas DPS employees are required to notify their supervisor when applying for other DPS positions.**

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If you meet the basic eligibility criteria, you will need to schedule Correctional Officer pre-employment testing. This test consists of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. It has five parts: Memory and Observation, Situational Reasoning, Reading Comprehension/Deductive Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Arithmetic. If you require special devices or extra time to take the test, notify us in advance. Call (936) 437-4098. If you pass the test, you will be interviewed. The test and interview process will take 3 to 8 hours, depending on the time of your interview.

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To schedule the test, select Schedule CO Pre-employment Test from this page. Choose the location and date that is most convenient. Complete the on-line form and select the Submit Form button to schedule your test and interview. After submitting the referral form, a page will open that provides driving directions and specific information for the test site selected.

Do not mail your application! You will need to bring your completed State of Texas Application for Employment, TDCJ Employment Application Supplement, and all required documents to your scheduled appointment.

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You must bring all required documents to your scheduled CO pre-employment testing appointment.

All application forms may be downloaded from our website or you may pick up the forms at your local Texas Workforce Solutions office.

For additional information, see TDCJ Corrections as a Career.