Training Section

The Longview Police Department is an accredited police academy.  We offer a variety of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) approved training course thought the year.  Most of our classes are taught by local police officers.  From time to time we will also bring in guest speakers that teach other programs too.

Current Class Schedule and Registration

A nominal fee is charged to law enforcement from other agencies to help cover the cost of training opportunities. Training is free to Longview police officers.*  A limited number of seats are available to each class, so please sign up in advance.

*Longview officers will not use this online registration. Longview officers should submit the normal training request directly through chain of command. 

Training Sergeant:
Sergeant Shaun Pendleton is a 1976 graduate of Mountain View High School in Mountain View, Oklahoma and graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1978 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career with the Longview Police Department on March 25, 1985 and prior to that he was employed at Lone Star Steel.

Sergeant Pendleton began his career on First Watch and later transferred to Third Watch before being promoted to Sergeant on December 1, 1998. Sergeant Pendleton also served in the Criminal Investigation Division’s Crimes Against Property Section both as a detective and a supervisor. He has also been assigned to the Office of Professional Standards and served as the Public Information Officer for approximately 4 years. He is now assigned to the Training/Recruiting Section and serves as the Department’s Training Coordinator where he is responsible for ensuring that all sworn officers receive their required training.  He also oversees the hiring of all new officers.

Sergeant Pendleton holds his Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as well as holding Crime Prevention Inspector certification and Basic Instructor Proficiency certification from TCOLE.