ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigator Course (SAFVIC) is designed to provide Texas law enforcement officers and 911 dispatchers with the tools they need to effectively investigate, handle, and prevent sexual assault and family violence calls. SAFVIC is funded by a grant from the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor, and the National Violence Against Women Office. SAFVIC was developed by a statewide steering committee composed of representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, and victim services. The SAFVIC Program uses a network of certified trainers to deliver this free training on a local basis, thus enabling more officers and telecommunicators across the state access to this very important training.
SAFVIC (TCOLE COURSE #3264) 24 Credit Hours
- The SAFVIC training satisfies the requirements of the Trauma-Informed Approach to Sexual Assault Investigations (TCOLE #4070) and Special Investigative Topics (TCOLE #3232). Successful students will be eligible for a TCOLE Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator Certificate. Click here to visit the TCOLE website to download the application.
Advanced SAFVIC (TCOLE #3273) 8 Credit Hours
- Successful completion of the 24-hour SAFVIC within the last two years is a prerequisite for this course.
SAFVIC – HUMAN TRAFFICKING (TCOLE COURSE #3268) 8 Credit Hours
- The SAFVIC – Human Trafficking training satisfies TCOLE mandated training courses Human Trafficking (TCOLE #3270) and Advanced Human Trafficking (TCOLE #3271).
SAFVIC FOR TCPS (TCOLE COURSE #3267) 8 Credit Hours
- The SAFVIC for TCPs training is for the true first responders, 911 dispatchers. Designed to educate telecommunicators on how to properly respond to family violence and sexual assault calls to ensure victim and officer safety.
The SAFVIC Program will begin to take steps to become paperless. Beginning October 1, 2020, students will receive a PDF link to the student manual rather than receive a physical copy at the beginning of class. This link will be emailed to registered students approximately three days prior to the first day of class. Students may choose to follow along on their device or, if resources are available, print the manual themselves. Please contact SAFVIC Staff with any questions. Thank you.
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