This is multi-course approach to the entire STEP (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) Grant process from how to build a grant to the actual activities associated with application of the grant. The three courses will afford the agency with a full eight hour training day, covering every person and process associated with Texas STEP Grants. The three associated courses are:

How to Build a Grant (2 TCOLE Hours)

  • Are you interested in obtaining funds to support officer overtime for traffic enforcement? Funds are available and easily obtainable to make a positive effect on Texas driving behaviors and improve roadway safety, and your agency can learn how to build and submit a STEP Grant. This course will walk you through the process of building the grant from beginning to end.

Grant Management (2 TCLOE Hours)

  • Have you been awarded a STEP Grant and unsure what to do next? Are you just interested in what the process is all about? This course will familiarize agency staff with all of the aspects associated with the management of a STEP grant to include tracking grant activities, meeting grant requirements, monthly reporting, and completing and submitting forms for agency reimbursement.

S.T.O.P.S. (4 TCOLE Hours)

  • This 4 hour TCOLE class is a must for all new S.T.E.P. agencies, new DDACTS agencies and all new police officers! STOPS was created to introduce officers to the new philosophy of S.T.E.P. using the DDACTS model. Officers will learn why proper vehicle stop protocol is important and how to be professional and effective. Attendees will realize the cost of traffic crashes to the community using cost benefit analysis and how to reduce the drain traffic crashes cause to the community resources.

For scheduling information contact:

Emma Padron


Date Location TxDot District
August 5, 2019 Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Houston
August 7, 2019 Harris County Pct. 5 Houston
August 17, 2019 Santa Fe Police Department Houston
August 17, 2019 Santa Fe Police Department Houston
August 23, 2019 Williamson County Austin
August 28, 2019 TMPA Austin
Date Location TxDot District
September 5, 2019 Harris County Pct. 5 Houston
September 5, 2019 Harris County Pct. 5 Houston