New Chief Development Program (NCDP)

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Topics Covered:

  • Explore race-related issues affecting law enforcement agencies
  • Manage property and evidence rooms
  • Reduce liability and create credibility through good employee relations
  • Survive politics on the job and build teams for success
  • Develop and manage budget
  • Review the roles and responsibilities of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  • Develop effective policies and procedures

Who Should Attend:

  • First-time, newly appointed Texas Police Chiefs must attend this program within the first two years in the position
  • Newly appointed Chiefs are required to attend the New Chief Development Program before attending the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series

Course Hours:

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3780) credit.

Program Links:

[ Program Page ]


Jun 24 - 28, 2019

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 3:00 p.m. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).

Course Cost:

Offered at no charge to those serving as Chief of Police

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: *

University Hotel - SHSU
1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-291-2151

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

The New Chief Development Program is devoted to professional development for first time chiefs heading all types and sizes of police agencies. Newly appointed police chiefs are provided quality professional development tailored to meet the needs of new police executives. Participants can network with peers and build a strong foundation by sharing experiences with other chiefs and assembling a wealth of resources to take home. Leadership development is designed to enable chiefs to avoid pitfalls, perform more effectively and comfortably, and be better managers of departmental resources.

LEMIT is the only training provider and NCDP is the only course to fulfill the TCOLE training requirements for Police Chiefs as set forth in The Education Code, Section 96.641.

For more information, contact:

Tara Armstrong, Program Coordinator
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) 294-3237
Phone: 800-477-9248

Cancellation Policy:

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.