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Office of the Inspector General

Training Division


Class Attendance

No absences will be permitted unless excused by the training coordinator or his designee, and then only if provisions for make up exist. Tardiness will not be tolerated and will be subject to make up. A student must attend a minimum of 45 minutes per each hour to receive credit for the course unless otherwise approved by the training coordinator or designee. Those interested in attending training courses at the OIG should also see the OIG Training Calendar for more details on classes, dates and times. All training dates are subject to change without notice and students should confirm classes and their position on the roster a week before the start of the class. If a student needs to cancel, we would ask that the student notify the training coordinator at least three days prior to the start of class.


Smoking and or Tobacco use is prohibited on all state property.

Acceptable Dress Standards

For all officers and civilians who attend training classes shall be:

Agency Uniform: Always acceptable.

Acceptable Civilian (non-uniform) Attire:

Business Casual: Attire that is less formal in nature than professional attire but that remains appropriate for a professional office environment (i.e., sport jackets, slacks, polo shirts, dresses, blouses, and skirts).

Unacceptable Attire: There are many forms of attire that are considered unacceptable as business wear, and not appropriate for a professional learning environment. The following is a list of some forms of attire that are not acceptable for attending law enforcement classes.

Attire that is not considered appropriate or compatible with the business environment includes but is not limited to the following:

Non-Acceptable Clothing:

  • Baseball caps, except on special assignment
  • Cowboy hats worn with OIG uniforms
  • Clothing with cut-out areas
  • Shirts with offensive logos
  • Shorts, knit shorts, boxers or cutoffs designed for casual or athletic attire
  • Sweat suits, sweat shirts, wind suits, workout/gym clothes
  • Unkempt, torn, ragged or cut-off garments
  • Tight clothing, clothing that has to stretch to conform to body contours, clothing that shows undergarment lines or colored undergarments that show through garment


Non-Acceptable Clothing:

  • Attire shorter than 3 inches above the knee while standing
  • Attire with a slit higher than mid-thigh
  • Backless
  • Bare midriff
  • Clothing that shows excessive cleavage
  • Leggings
  • One-size fits all knit coordinates or the pants of any such suit
  • Party-type attire
  • Spaghetti strap sleeveless attire
  • Tank tops without a blouse or jacket, strapless or halter tops

Exceptions: At the discretion of the instructor responsible over specific training employees may be directed to wear other attire that is more appropriate to unusual training activities or conditions, such as tactical courses, physical training, self-defense, handgun retention, etc.

  1. Officers attending firearms training will be allowed to wear comfortable clothing to include baseball caps appropriate for the weather conditions.
  2. You may wear athletic type clothing, sweat pants, wind/warm up suits, t-shirts, athletic shoes, etc., for the classes of ASP Baton, O.C. Pepper Spray, and Defensive Tactics.
  3. Denim jeans may be worn at times, but are not encouraged as regular class room wear; when allowed to be worn, they cannot be faded, worn, torn, cut, frayed, or unclean.
  4. Athletic shoes may be worn at times, but are not encouraged as regular classroom wear. When allowed to be worn, they must be clean with a new like appearance.

Note: When attending firearms training classes, and including department firearms qualification YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR ANY FORM OF RED CLOTHING OR RED BASEBALL CAPS. The color "red" is only to be worn by the department firearms instructors or their designee(s).

Enrollment Standards

  • Active license with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) External Link
  • Retired Texas Peace Officer
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • Civilian employees employed by the OIG
  • OIG may provide training to individuals who do not qualify for TCOLE credit pursuant to these enrollment standards. These individuals may receive training without TCOLE credit after approval of the Inspector General or his/her designee.

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