Public Safety Report System

Training and Education 

DPS Trainings and Certifications

TLETS Mobile Access Certification

The Public Safety Report System (PSRS) will allow access to the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to query for criminal history record information (CHRI), therefore, if a user requires access to CHRI through the PSRS, a Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (TLETS) User ID must be requested from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

A TLETS User ID is assigned to an individual through their jurisdiction's Originating Agency Number (ORI) number. If approved by DPS, the user will have up to six months from the day their TLETS User ID is assigned to complete the TLETS Mobile Access Certification.

Please consider the PSRS Process Document and the table below to decide if any of your users will require a TLETS User ID.

 

The following TCIC/TLETS Operator courses are posted on Nextest.  Register to attend these or any other TCIC/TLETS training course at: https://txletstraining.dps.texas.gov/nextest.  Use your TLETS User ID and password to sign onto Nextest.  This is not a complete list of all classes available.  Go to Nextest for a complete list of scheduled TCIC/TLETS classes.

 

TCIC/TLETS Full Access (TCOLE #4802 - 24 hours):

This in-person course is designed for users who perform all TCIC/NCIC functions. TLETS training covers databases such as driver license, vehicle registration, Financial Responsibility Verification Program (FRVP), International Justice and Public Safety Network (Nlets), Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), and Interpol. In conjunction with TLETS databases, the training provides law enforcement with the procedural knowledge to query, enter, modify, clear, and cancel records, access Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), confirm hits, and send and receive administrative messages. This course requires the TCIC/TLETS Full Access Manual. Users must recertify every two years.

When Where
May 2022 Jersey Village, Pampa
June 2022 Abilene, Levelland, Kimble County, Levelland, Rosenberg, Tyler, Waco
July 2022 Rusk County
August 2022 Athens
September 2022 Austin
October 2022 College Station

TCIC/TLETS Less Than Full Access (TCOLE #4801 - 16 hours):

This in-person course is designed for users who perform TCIC/NCIC functions. TLETS training covers databases such as driver license, vehicle registration, Financial Responsibility Verification Program (FRVP), International Justice and Public Safety Network (Nlets), Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), and Interpol. In conjunction with TLETS databases, the training provides law enforcement with the procedural knowledge to query records,  access Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), confirm hits, and send and receive administrative messages. This course requires the TCIC/TLETS Less Than Full Access Manual. Users must recertify every two years.

When Where
May 2022 Jersey Village, Pampa
June 2022 Abilene, Levelland, Kimble County, Levelland, Rosenberg, Tyler, Waco
July 2022 Rusk County
August 2022 Athens
September 2022 Austin
October 2022 College Station

TCIC/TLETS Mobile Access (TCOLE #4800 - 8 hours):

This in-person course is designed for users who perform TCIC/NCIC functions. TLETS training covers databases such as driver's license, vehicle registration, and Financial Responsibility Verification Program (FRVP). In conjunction with TLETS databases, the training provides law enforcement with the procedural knowledge to query records and access Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). This course requires the TCIC/TLETS Mobile Access Manual. Users must recertify every two years.

When Where
May 2022 Jersey Village, Pampa
June 2022 Abilene, Beaumont, Fort Worth, Kimble County, Levelland, Rosenberg, Tyler, Waco
July 2022 Dallas, Edinburg, Rusk County
August 2022 Athens
September 2022 Austin
October 2022 College Station

 

Criminal Justice Practitioner Certification

Individuals who only access hard or electronic copies of TCIC and NCIC responses, and do not query for criminal history record information themselves, must obtain and maintain a Criminal Justice Practitioner (CJP) certification. The CJP certification can be obtained after completing a two hour self-paced online course. Recertification is required after two years. If users need to query TCIC and NCIC through the PSRS, they must complete the TLETS Mobile Access Certification Course.

The jurisdiction's TAC must complete a User Request Form to request access to either certification training. This form is password protected as personal information is needed to create an account. For access to the User Request Form, questions about the TLETS access training and certifications, or to verify if previous certifications are still valid, contact DPS via email at: TCIC.Training@DPS.Texas.gov

Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) Security Awareness Training

Any PSRS users with access to Criminal Justice Information (CJI) (including TCIC and NCIC) through TLETS must take the CJIS Security Awareness Training. Training shall be taken within six months of receiving access and biennially thereafter. The training through CJIS Online is web based and self-paced. CJIS Security Policy 5.9 – Section 5.2 Security Awareness is federally mandated. The training is designed to equip those who are authorized to access CJI with basic tools to protect the data.
Ex: Agencies that receive and view hard or electronic copies of criminal histories or have direct access to inquire into the TLETS system will need CJIS training.

For information on how to access the CJIS Security Awareness Training please email DPS at: security.committee@dps.texas.gov or cjis.audit@dps.texas.gov. The email must come from the Administrator or TAC.

For more information on CJIS Security Training please visit https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/crime-records-service/cjis-security-awareness-training

DPS Required Certifications and Trainings
Potential Users Will user need to query TCIC / NCIC for CHRI? Certification Required, per DPS PSRS Permissions
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Jails
  • Magistrates
  • Court Staff
Yes

TLETS Mobile Access Certification

  • 8-hour live training
  • Provided by DPS
  • Query for CHRI from TCIC/NCIC through the PSRS.
  • View CHRI already in the PSRS.
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Jails
  • Magistrates
  • Court Staff
No

Criminal Justice Practitioner Certification

  • 2-hour online training
  • Provided by DPS
  • View CHRI in the system retrieved by a user with a TLETS User ID and TCIC/NCIC access.
  • Note: If the user has the TLETS Mobile Access Certification, the CJP Certification is not needed.
  • Local Law Enforcement
  • Jails
  • Magistrate
  • Court Staff

NA

Both user types required

Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) Security Awareness Training

  • Online training, self-paced
  • Provided by DPS

 

  • Any users with access to Criminal Justice Information through TLETS must take this certification.
  • This includes users who query for CHRI and user who only view CHRI.

Public Safety Report System Orientation

Automon (contracted vendor for the PSRS) has provided several training opportunities for all users. We highly encourage you to previously recorded training sessions if your court/agency/office will be required to use the PSRS per SB6 requirements. The training covers system navigation, field functions, available forms, magistration tasks in the system, and more.

More information on how to get signed up for future PSRS training/orientation can be found here.

Judicial Education

Required Judicial Education - 8-Hour Course Regarding Duties of Magistrates:

Only judges who are in compliance with the judicial education requirements of SB 6 (Art. 17.024, Code of Criminal Procedure) may set bail for a defendant who has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor or higher category offense. Art. 17.024 requires the completion of an 8-hour judicial education course on the duties of a magistrate, including duties with respect to setting bail in criminal cases. After the initial 8-hour training, judges will need to take a 2-hour judicial education course on the duties of a magistrate in each subsequent state fiscal biennium in which the judge serves. (Please note that all Justices of the Peace must take this training regardless of whether they set bail.)

Judges in office on April 1, 2022, have until December 1, 2022 to complete this required judicial education. The Texas Center for the Judiciary will provide training for district and statutory county court judges, Texas Association of Counties will provide training for constitutional county judges, Texas Municipal Court Education Center for Municipal Judges, and the Justice Court Training Center will provide training for Justices of the Peace. Please refer to your appropriate judicial education entity for more information on their courses.