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 a written paper on your personal leadership philosophy.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Module I:
    • Apply practical psychology to policing
    • Investigate Internal Affairs
    • Promote leadership and ethics
    • Foster intergovernmental relations
  • Module II:
    • Examine officer-involved shootings
    • Practice incident command for emergencies or disasters
    • Embrace cultural diversity and team building
    • Understand legal liability and civil rights issues
    • Study the history of Constables
  • Module III:
    • Embody professionalism and belonging
    • Adopt today's etiquette
    • Explore suicide terrorism
    • Excel at human resource management and communication

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 three, 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 $250 per person for all other personnel.

Registration Process

Cancellation / No-Show Policy

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if 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.

Course Contact

Rebecca Bowden, 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) 294-4756
Phone: 800-477-9248

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.