Instructor-Led Class
Coordinated Local Criminal Enforcement of Illegal Dumping
6 Continuing Education Hours

This class is a continuation of our Illegal Dumping Enforcement class. It is designed primarily for Texas peace officers, but other government disciplines working with police and deputies will benefit from attending.
This class will look in detail at
  • More problematic issues involved in using the Texas Litter Abatement Act (THSC Chapter 365)
  • Increasing use of various Texas Water Code Chapter 7 criminal provisions
  • Details of dealing with oil and gas waste
  • Integrating criminal enforcement with civil suits and municipal code 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