Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS)

The Texas Police Chief Leadership Series is designed to assist top police administrators in developing their leadership skills and in recognizing those factors that impact the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies. The program is taught by nationally recognized experts in each area of the curriculum to provide the highest caliber of instruction available. The topics focus on legal, legislative and professional updates as well as discussions of current issues of importance to law enforcement agencies.

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

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Focus on how to recruit and market for a police department
  • Take and review the Lumina Spark Assessment
  • Evaluate retention and organizational culture for a police department
  • Receive legal and TCOLE updates for law enforcement
  • Investigate the evolution of 21st century & community policing
  • Explore the S.H.I.E.L.D: Strength & Honor in Everyday Lawful Decisions, program

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • The Texas Police Chief Leadership Series is required every two years for those serving as chief.

Course Length

Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) is a five-day course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3740) credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) is offered at no charge to those serving as Chief of Police.

Registration Process

Registration is 100% online. Please visit the Register Online link located on the Upcoming Events table below or the LEMIT Calendar page to register. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address indicated on the form within one week of registration.

Cancellation / No-Show 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.

Course Contact

Ian Bracewell, 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) 294-4995
Phone: 800-477-9248
ian.bracewell@shsu.edu

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

StatusDateTitleLocationRegistrationFee
FULLJan 29 - Feb 02, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TXCLOSEDNo Charge *
OPENFeb 12 - 16, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) McAllen, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENApr 09 - 13, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENMay 07 - 11, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Waco, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENJun 04 - 08, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge *
FULLJul 23 - 27, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) San Marcos, TXCLOSEDNo Charge *
OPENSep 10 - 14, 2018Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Lubbock, TX Register Online No Charge *

* Additional fees may apply

Additional Information

Hotel, Travel, and Meals:
The participant or their agency is responsible for expenses incurred for travel to and from the training, hotel cost, and meals excluding lunch on Monday through Thursday. Hotel information will be included in the confirmation email. Choosing a hotel and making a reservation is the responsibility of each participant.

Schedule for the Week:
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).

Dress for the Week:
Business casual is the dress for the week. Clothing should be professional, and no caps/hats or shorts are permitted. It is always recommended to bring a light jacket in case the training room is cold.