The following resources are available.
If you are a Texas peace officer who investigates environmental crimes or an officer who represents a department that is interested in developing an environmental crimes program, you are eligible to take the TCEQ's 24-hour TCLEOSE certified training course, which we offer periodically.
The goals of the Criminal Environmental Law Training Course:
- increase your awareness of environmental crimes in Texas;
- strengthen your ability to interpret and apply environmental statutes;
- enhance your skills in the use of safe, innovative enforcement and investigative techniques;
- establish partnerships between you and environmental enforcement officers throughout Texas; and
- explain environmental laws and investigation techniques.
For more information about training opportunities, please contact Dan McReynolds, manager of the Environmental Crime Unit.
Dan McReynolds, Manager
Environmental Crimes Unit, MC 175
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087
Resources for Peace Officers
- List of Environmental Crimes and Punishments —A list of the elements of environmental crimes, their corresponding penalties, and the proper citation for those crimes.
- Prevent Illegal Dumping: A Guide for Local Governments - Guide to help local officials and local governments in Texas address common issues related to waste and illegal dumping.
- Emergency Response - What you should do, and how the TCEQ can help, after a natural disaster, spill, or other emergency.
- TCEQ Annual Enforcement Report—this report includes conviction case summaries and statistical data from the past five fiscal years.