Although annual education of municipal court bailiffs, city marshals, and warrant officers is not required to work in a municipal court, the Texas Legislature, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Texas Municipal Courts Association recognize the importance of training and allocating funds for training the people who maintain courtroom security, serve process for the court, and assist in fine collection and enforcement. Bailiff/Warrant Officer seminars offered by TMCEC always contain a court security component, making costs for attending reimbursable through the Municipal Court Building Security Fund. (See Article 102.017 of the Code of Criminal Procedure).
Note: Commissioned peace officers licensed by TCLEOSE are mandated by the Texas Legislature to receive 40 hours of continuing education every training unit (two years). Currently, officers must receive these 40 hours between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013. All officers, regardless of proficiency certificate level (i.e., basic, intermediate, or master peace officer designation), must complete at least two hours of instruction in Course Number 3182 (State and Federal Legal Update).
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2012-2013 Bailiffs/Warrant Officers Conference $100*
May 22-24, 2013
The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
Register by 4/21/13
This year's conference will offer a pre-conference session on May 22 on Reading Body Language to Detect Signs of Threat and Deception, and begin with the general conference on May 23. Courses will include: Case Law Update, Best Practices in Court Security, Emerging Weapons, Identity Theft, Distracted Driving for Emergency Services Personnel, Jury Trials, Emerging Gangs (Juggalos), Domestic Violence, Designer Drugs, Alive @ 25, Basic Emergency Health Procedures, TCLEOSE Update, and Nonappearance Crimes. Download the brochure, agenda, and registration form here.
*Participants will receive two nights housing (provided their court is outside the 30-mile radius of the conference site) in a DOUBLE room with another conference participant. To have a single room or to share a room with a non-participant, there is an additional $50 per night fee. This is the same housing rule that applies to judges and clerks at the regional programs. Hence, the registration fee for no room or a room with a roommate is $100; the fee for a room for both nights without a roommate is $200.
Conference participation will count for up to 16 hours of TCLEOSE credit.
TMCEC is contracted by the Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) to provide training courses. Courses offered by TMCEC may be submitted to the Commission for credit. Participants are eligible for 12 hours of TCLEOSE credit, for those bailiffs or warrant officers who also maintain a Texas peace officer license. Four additional mandatory TCLEOSE hours may be gained by attending the optional pre-conference session.
All Texas peace officers, jailers, and telecommunicators have a TCLEOSE PID number. You must provide your TCLEOSE PID number and date of birth during registration to receive TCLEOSE continuing education credit for completed coursework, as social security numbers are no longer being used. Contact the TCLEOSE Credentialing Department at 512.936.7700 if you do not know your TCLEOSE PID number. The PID number is mandatory only for licensed Texas peace officers; if you are not a licensed Texas peace officer, you do not need to fill in the TCLEOSE PID information.
Waiver of Registration Fees
If an individual, city, or court is unable to pay the registration fee, please write a letter explaining the financial difficulty to the Board of Directors for consideration 45 days prior to the event. Address your letter to TMCEC Board of Directors, c/o Hope Lochridge, Executive Director, 2210 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78756.
Cancellations and Refunds
Should you need to cancel or transfer a registration, or to request a refund, please download the corresponding form and fax it to us at 512.435.6118.