SAFVIC Instructor Course

The SAFVIC Instructor Course is a 40-hour, 5-day class held in Austin, TX. 

Date: TBD
Place: TMPA Training Facility – Austin, TX
Application Deadline: TBD

** If you have taken the 24-hour SAFVIC or all 3 SAFVIC Modular trainings prior to 2019, we are now requiring all applicants to retake the course, as the curriculum has changed considerably. The application process is competitive and approximately 10 seats are available. **

Having the right group of instructors is absolutely crucial. A SAFVIC Instructor must have an in-depth knowledge of the program and the available resources to excel as an educator for law enforcement. An instructor must demonstrate their sincere dedication to improving law enforcement’s response to family violence and sexual assault. All applicants must be commissioned peace officers in the state of Texas. As becoming an instructor becomes more competitive, applicants will be scored on the following qualifications and criteria:

  • Must have taken and scored well on the 24-hour SAFVIC (TCOLE #3264) within the past three years.
  • Taken and scored well on the 8-hour SAFVIC – Human Trafficking Course (TCOLE #3268) highly preferred*
  • Level of TCOLE license certification
  • Instructors certificate
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of sexual assault and family violence investigation
  • Experienced and well-versed in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Proven public speaking ability
  • Positive role model within the department and the community
  • Geographical location is taken into consideration
  • Commissioned by a Texas agency
  • Minimum of 5 years of law enforcement experience preferred

If accepted into the program, the following will be requested:

  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • Letter of recommendation from local victim service center

*In order to be eligible to teach the SAFVIC – Human Trafficking course (TCOLE #3268) you must have taken and scored well on the 8-hr SAFVIC – Human Trafficking Course along with additional coursework. This will be discussed in detail at the SAFVIC Instructor Course.

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SAFVIC Instructor Responsibilities: SAFVIC Instructors will be responsible for mastering and teaching the SAFVIC 24-hour curriculum. Instructors are required to teach a minimum of two classes within one year of completing the instructor course, and one class each year once the contractual obligation has been fulfilled. SAFVIC Instructors will be the local point of contact and resource for local law enforcement agencies. Instructors will be expected to interact and network with local victim support coalitions.

SAFVIC Instructor Compensation: Grant funding allows for the instructors to be compensated on a contractual basis for administering the program and coordinating the coalition effort. Upon successful completion of the SAFVIC Instructor Course, instructors will be eligible to recover the cost of lodging, meals, and travel during the course. Instructors will receive $850 for the 24-hour class for a minimum of 10 students.