Free Training For Law Enforcement


District Attorney Roberto Serna stated that the 293rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office Border Prosecution Unit is providing FREE seminars for all law enforcement agencies on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the International Center for Trade, 3295 Bob Rogers Drive, Eagle Pass, Texas 78852.

Mrs. Melissa Hightower is the instructor for the seminars, and she is a retired Chief Investigator for the Williamson County Attorney’s Office. She holds a BS/BA in Psychobiology and Economics, and she has served in law enforcement since 1995. She currently holds a Master Peace Officer License and is a certified TCOLE instructor.

The first seminar, “86th Legislative Session Legal Update”, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This 4-hour course will provide information on changes in the law made during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. The emphasis of this course is on changes of the Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Education Code, Health and Safety Code, and Transportation Code. This course has been created in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and TCOLE hours will be reported through DPS.

The second seminar, “Which Order When? Understanding Protective Orders, Emergency Magistrate’s Protective Order and Bond Conditions”, will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This 3-hour course reviews each of the various measures and explains what is necessary to get each order and when an officer can make on-site arrests. Also discussed are bond conditions and 2019 legislative changes that affect these orders.

District Attorney Roberto Serna urges all law enforcement agencies to take advantage of these free trainings. These training seminars will help veteran and beginner peace officers refresh, learn and understand current changes and important issues in the law.

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