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 address officer wellness, including mental health and nutrition
  • Develop ways to change organizational culture and provide coaching
  • Receive legal and TCOLE updates
  • Discuss ways to use the media and social media to your advantage
  • Review use of force case studies and best practices
  • Investigate how agencies of all sizes deal with mental health populations

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • A Police Chief that is head of a municipal police department, an ISD police department, or a police department of a public or private institution of higher education is mandated to attend.
  • Newly appointed Chiefs of Police should attend the New Chief Development Program prior to attending the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series.
  • While not mandated, an administrator of a state agency that is not an institution of higher education, county agency, water district, city marshals' office, or any other type of law enforcement agency not listed above may be eligible to attend based on a case by case basis for a registration fee of $295.

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 $175 per person.

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

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

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

FULLApr 26 - 30, 2021Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Galveston, TXCLOSED$175.00 *
FULLMay 17 - 21, 2021Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Corpus Christi, TXCLOSED$175.00 *
FULLJun 14 - 18, 2021Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TXCLOSED$175.00 *
FULLJul 05 - 09, 2021Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) San Marcos, TXCLOSED$175.00 *
FULLJul 26 - 30, 2021Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) San Antonio, TXCLOSED$175.00 *

* 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.