Instructor-Led Class
Coordinated Local Environmental Enforcement
6 Continuing Education Hours

This class is an examination of how code enforcement, health department enforcement, criminal enforcement, and civil municipal/county attorneys with civil suit responsibility can work together to create a rational, comprehensive enforcement program for a city or county. This is a detailed class that will cover specific laws and approaches that are useful to creating a strong program of local enforcement.

Who Should Attend
This class is particularly useful for city and county staff having overall environmental enforcement responsibilities as well as local code enforcement officers and registered sanitarians; local peace officers; local health department officers; specialized environmental enforcement officers; fire marshals and firefighters; prosecutors; city and county staff and elected officials needing a good understanding of the approaches available assure a clean and pollutant-free community.

Six (6) hours code enforcement/RS continuing education credits will be awarded for successful completion. For code enforcement officers, this class includes one hour in "Legal / Legislative Update Related to the Profession of Code Enforcement." Six (6) hours TCOLE credit may be given at the discretion of participant's agency (Lesson Plan and Instructor Biography will be provided to Agency Training Officer). Peace officers seeking to earn TCOLE credits for completion of Class 3880 should verify with their Training Officer that this class meets Agency requirements prior to registration. In some cases TCOLE credit will be filed by the local agency hosting the class.

Your instructor for this class is John Ockels, Ph.D, Director of Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center. If you need to contact him for any reason, you can do so at