Named in honor of Dr. Larry T. Hoover, a longtime professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University who assisted with the development of LEMIT and its programs, this series presents innovative and practical ideas on policing in a 21st Century agency. The annual program features national leaders in the field who bring theory into practice in agencies across the country and provide valuable insight into how to build and operate modern and effective programs at the local level.
Larry T. Hoover Distinguished Speaker Series is a one-day course.
Participants may receive TCOLE credits for the course.
Larry T. Hoover Distinguished Speaker Series is $95 per person and includes lunch.
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 written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.
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
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.