This is a state mandate for TCOLE. The purpose of this training is not just to inform but to increase awareness and understanding, leading to the development of skills that will refine positive communication and enhance productivity in the workforce. Diversity is defined as the collective strength of experiences, skills, talents, perspectives, and cultures that each person brings to the whole. This integrated whole will be the subject of this diversity training.
Course Length: 8 Hours
Meet your Instructor
Ret. Sergeant Alamo Heights - Texas Police Department
Tom Vitacco is a State Certified (TCOLE) Advanced Police Instructor who began his law enforcement career in 1994 at the Alamo Heights Police Department, in Texas. Tom retired as a Sergeant in 2017 after serving in positions including Patrol, SWAT, Criminal Investigations, Training, and Administration. Tom now works as an instructor at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Regional Law Enforcement Academy where he trains both cadets and current Peace Officers in a wide variety of subjects to include firearms, tactics, criminal investigations, supervision, leadership, de-escalation and crisis intervention. Tom is also a Corporal with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Branch Training Unit. Tom has a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is also a graduate of several specialized programs including the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT Sam Houston State University), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Program (LEEDA) and the FBI Texas Command College.