New Chief Development Program (NCDP)

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.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • 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 / Admission Requirements

  • 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 Length

New Chief Development Program (NCDP) is a five-day course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3780) credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

New Chief Development Program (NCDP) 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

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
tma003@shsu.edu

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

StatusDateTitleLocationRegistrationFee
OPENOct 30 - Nov 03, 2017New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge
OPENMar 05 - 09, 2018New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge
OPENJun 11 - 15, 2018New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge
OPENNov 12 - 16, 2018New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge
OPENFeb 25 - Mar 01, 2019New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge
OPENJun 24 - 28, 2019New Chief Development Program (NCDP) Huntsville, 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 3:00 p.m. 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. A coat (and tie for the men) is needed for the group photo.

Firearms:
If you choose to wear your weapon you may do so in full uniform or in plain clothes with your badge fully displayed. Be aware that Sam Houston State University adopted a concealed carry policy in 2016. Individuals who are 21 years of age and who currently possess a handgun license from the State of Texas or an approved reciprocating state may legally carry a concealed handgun on or about their person. Handguns may be carried on campus, except at collegiate and UIL athletic events, health and counseling centers, and other specified locations on campus. Signs will clearly identify prohibited sites around campus.

Tobacco Products:
In order to promote a healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing work and educational environment, Sam Houston State University endorses a smoke free and tobacco free environment. Tobacco use is not permitted on campus grounds. Electronic cigarettes/Vapors are not allowed in training buildings.

LEMIT Building and Parking:

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is located at 1600 Bobby K. Marks Dr. (formerly Avenue H), Huntsville, Texas, at the corner of Bobby K. Marks and Bearkat Boulevard (formerly 16th Street) on the campus of Sam Houston State University. It also is located right next door to the University Hotel.

  • Effective August 24, 2016, SHSU implemented new parking requirements on campus and has changed the flow of traffic in some areas. Please note that both streets alongside LEMIT (Bobby K. Marks and 16th Street) are now one-way streets. LEMIT participants, visitors, and University Hotel guests, including marked or unmarked law enforcement vehicles, are required to register and pay for parking through an online system. Registration is required to park on campus 24/7 and parking is enforced via a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system; therefore, you will not receive a physical parking tag/permit. Registering your vehicle for parking will allow you to park in the parking lots across the street from LEMIT (Zone 2 parking lots). Approximately 30 days out from the date of the program, you will receive additional information regarding how to register/pay for parking, and a map of available parking lots to park in.
  • For visitors and guests, there are pay-by-hour spaces along Bobby K. Marks Street and Bearkat Boulevard; however, these are managed through the City of Huntsville system and are not part of the University Zone 2 permits. Follow instructions listed on street signs for payment options and be sure to select "Huntsville" when asked to select a location. For more information on the City of Huntsville system, visit Huntsville Paid Parking.
  • Parking is also available for visitors in the Sam Houston Parking Garage, located at 1730 Avenue I, within walking distance to LEMIT. The parking garage contains approximately 250 hourly use parking spaces. Visitors should not park in the parking spaces that are numbered; the numbered spaces are reserved for Garage Permit Holders only. For directions to the SHSU Parking Garage, please click here.