Continuing Education for Constables (CEC)

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Topics Covered:

  • Planning and reshaping policing. Are you prepared?
  • Legal Update
  • Relationships! Community Centered approach to policing
  • Advanced Courtroom Security
  • TCOLE Update
  • Leadership: Leading in a Complex Environment
  • Media Relations

Who Should Attend:

  • Elected Constables
  • Appointed Constables
  • Sheriffs or deputies fulfilling some of the duties of the Constable's Office ($295 fee)
  • Upper management deputies; deputy constables; deputy sheriffs with the approval of their Constable/Sheriff and the Program Coordinator ($295 fee)

Course Hours:

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (374399) credit which includes the Court Security Officer requirement.

Program Links:

[ Program Page ]

Date/Time:

Jul 10 - 14, 2023

Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at noon. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).

Course Cost:

Offered at $125 for Elected/Appointed Constables; $295 per person for all other Law Enforcement personnel

Location Information:

Bill Blackwood
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
1600 Bobby K. Marks Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417
Phone: 800-477-9248
Fax: 936-294-3926

Hotel Information: *

To be named at later date

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.


Continuing Education for Constables is designed to provide ongoing updates for elected or appointed Constables on issues of importance to the discipline as well as professional development opportunities in the law enforcement field. Mandated by the Texas Legislature every four years, the program covers legislative developments and changes to rules and forms from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as leadership and planning tools on current topics and issues.

For more information, contact:

Kandy Woodall, Program Coordinator - Constables
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-3177
Phone: 800-477-9248
ksw011@shsu.edu

Cancellation Policy:

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator prior to the date of the program, and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay a $100 'NO-SHOW' fee.