The Child Passenger Safety Basic Awareness Course was developed by cops for cops. The goal of the CORE (Child Occupant Restraint Enforcement) course is to create an awareness of the importance of CPS (Child Passenger Safety) education and enforcement in preventing child passenger deaths and injuries. The course offers 4 hours of TCOLE credit and is available to Law Enforcement agencies at no cost.  The Texas Municipal Police Association has teamed up with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide this free training.

After this class individuals will be able to:

  • Understand and explain occupant restraint laws vs. “best practice recommendations.
  • Detect major and potentially harmful FPS and seat belt law violations.
  • Identify local, state and national CPS resources.
  • Provide basic information to parents on correct child restraint use.
  • Understand and support the enforcement of existing child passenger safety statutes.
  • Develop effective strategies for assisting parent and other caregivers in the correct use of CPS devices.


  • This is NOT a certification course and should not be confused with the Nation CPS Certification Program.


For scheduling information contact:

Emma Mendoza512-454-8900


January Location of Class District
January 16, 2018 Dallas CO Constable Pct. 1 Dallas
January 18 – 0800 Harker CO Constable Pct. 1 Waco
January 18 – 1200 Harker CO Constable Pct. 1 Waco
January 19 – TBD Northside ISD Police San Antonio
January 24 – TBD Leon CO SO Bryan
February Location of Class District
February 23 – TBD Texas Justice Courts San Antonio
May Location of Class District
May 10 – TBD Lubbock CO SO Lubbock
May 16 – 1300 Burleson PD Fort Worth
May 17 – 0800 Burleson PD Fort Worth
June Location of Class District
June 7 – TBD Lubbock CO SO Lubbock