April 25, 2012
THF Education Program Approved for Law Enforcement
The Taylor Hooton Foundation is pleased to announce that our Hoot’s Chalk Talk program has been approved for presentation to law enforcement personnel.The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) reviewed our Hoot’s Chalk Talk program and have approved our curriculum.Â Officers who successfully take the course and pass our test will be entitled to earn 4-8 hours of CEU credits. Don Hooton, President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, commented:Â “We are very pleased that TCLEOSE approved our course materials.Â It is important that our law enforcement officials from all walks become familiar with the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs.Â They need to understand what these drugs really are and what they can do to our young people and other users.” TCLOSE has assigned an official reporting number to be used by THF when awarding CEU credits to law enforcement officers. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (Commission) is a state agency created by an act of the 59th Legislature.Â Senate Bill (SB) 236, which became effective on August 30, 1965.Â This act provided for a voluntary program to improve law enforcement proficiency.Â In 1967, the 60th Legislature included the Commission in the Appropriations Act and funded an executive director and three staff members.Â Since then, the Commission has grown in staff and responsibilities. The Taylor Hooton Foundation, the widely recognized leader in the fight against steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs, isÂ a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating North America's young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs. Â The Foundation was formed in 2004 by the friends and family of Taylor Hooton after his untimely death.