Presenter: Pete Flores

Commission Agenda Item No. 11
Game Warden Training and Officer Safety
May 2008

I. Executive Summary: This item provides an overview of the comprehensive officer safety training included in the Texas Game Warden Academy curriculum.

II. Discussion: Officer Safety training is an integral part of the comprehensive training curriculum provided at the Texas Game Warden Training Academy. Due to the diverse enforcement role of modern-day Texas Game Wardens, safety training is necessarily included in virtually every facet of training, with the intent of firmly affixing in the mind of all officers the "safety first" concept. The concept is supported by the teaching of the most modern and widely accepted patrol and subject contact techniques, reinforced by repetitive exposure to staged, real-life scenarios, followed by in-depth critique.