Training Information

What types of training does the Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program offer?

The SST Program offers training to both law enforcement and prosecutors on how to effectively investigate and prosecute strangulation crimes.

What is the criterion to attend a training provided by the Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program?

The training is open to Licensed Texas Peace Officers and Prosecutors employed by an agency in a full-time capacity.

What are the fees associated with attending a Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program?

The cost of any training is provided free of charge to registered students. Students are responsible for all travel expenses.

Will I get TCOLE Credit for attending a training provided by the Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program?

Each student will receive 8 hours course credit after the training roster has been verified and student data entry has been completed. Partial credit will not be given if a student fails to complete the training.  Credit for law enforcement will be listed under Criminal Investigations and Course #3280. Prosecutors must submit their training hours to the State Bar.

Can I use the training as a substitute for any of the SAFVIC Courses (24 hr. SAFVIC, SAFVIC for TCP’s, and SAFVIC-Human Trafficking)?

The training provided by the Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program cannot be substituted for any SAFVIC Course.

Will the training make me eligible for the TCOLE Special Investigator Proficiency Certificate?

The training provided by the Statewide Strangulation Training/SST Program is not eligible for the TCOLE Special Investigator Proficiency Certificate or any other certification.