Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC)

The Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) is an intensive educational program for Constables and their management staff and requires a sincere commitment of time away from the agency. Modeled on the Leadership Command College (LCC), this progressive and challenging program provides in-depth investigations of issues facing law enforcement and offers growth and development of leadership and management skills in your agency. The courses are taught in a highly interactive manner that encourages continuous thought and participation. A commitment is required for all three modules as well as the completion of your personal leadership portfolio.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Module I:
    • Leadership Portfolio
    • Team Building
    • Evolution of the Office
    • Conflict Resolution/ Difficult Conversations
    • Millennials as Employees
    • Negotiation and Leadership
  • Module II:
    • Community Engagement
    • Leadership Challenges and Challenge Course
    • Budget Overview
    • Internal Affairs Investigations
    • Promote Ethics
    • Business Etiquette
    • Suffer from Burnout?
  • Module III:
    • Promote leadership/personal development
    • Leadership Psychology
    • Media Relations/PIO Training
    • Leadership Capstone
    • Communication Skills
    • Practice team building
    • Mock Commissioner's Court

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • Constables
  • Upper management in the Constable's Office with at least five years' experience

Course Length

Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) is held in one, 3-day session and two, five-day sessions.

Course Hours

Participants receive TCOLE credits for each of the modules, including 20 hours for Module 1 (3714); 40 hours for Module 2 (3715); and 40 hours for Module III (3716).

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) is offered at no charge for Elected/Appointed Constables or Upper management in the Constable's Office with at least five years' experience.

Registration Process

Applicants begin the TCLC process by submitting an application. Please download the TCLC application from the link (below). All incoming applications will be processed and those who meet the minimum requirements will be notified of their acceptance into the TCLC.

[ Download TCLC Application ]

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

Karen Eads, 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) 294-3177
Phone: 800-477-9248
keads@shsu.edu

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

StatusDateTitleLocationRegistrationFee
Oct 22 - 26, 2018Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) Class 13 Module IIIHuntsville, TXSee ProgramNo Charge *
Jan 07 - 09, 2019Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) Class 14 Module IHuntsville, TXRegistration FormNo Charge *
Apr 01 - 05, 2019Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) Class 14 Module IIHuntsville, TXSee ProgramNo Charge *
Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2019Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) Class 14 Module IIIHuntsville, TXSee ProgramNo 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, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Hotel information will be included in the confirmation email.

Schedule for the Week:
Module I: Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at Noon. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).
Module II: 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).
Module III: Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday Graduation will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow. 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. Business dress attire is needed for the group photo, presentation, and graduation.