Command Staff Leadership Series (CSLS)

Topics Covered:

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training
  • Strategic Performance Management and Planning in the 21st Century
  • TCOLE Update
  • Walking a Tightrope
  • Thinking Strategic about Communications for Law Enforcement Executives ‐News Media, Branding, Storytelling, Social Media, and Critical Incidents.
  • Legal Update
  • Building Job Resilience: Avoiding Landmines While Effectively Leading Your Department
  • “Digging in the Right Place”: Elevating Your Community Engagement Begins with Your Employee Engagement.

Who Should Attend:

  • Assistant Chiefs
  • Those who serve as second in command for a department or agency
  • Law enforcement personnel in a supervisory role

Course Hours:

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3709) credit.

Program Links:

[ Program Page ]

Date/Time:

Feb 17 - 21, 2025

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).

Course Cost:

$295 per person for Texas Law Enforcement Officers

Location Information:

Bill Blackwood
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
1600 Bobby K. Marks Blvd.
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2417
Phone: 800-477-9248
Fax: 936-294-3926

Hotel Information: *

University Hotel - SHSU
1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-291-2151
www.shsuhotel.org

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.


The Command Staff Leadership Series (CSLS) is designed to develop leadership skills and to build effective programs, policies and initiatives in law enforcement agencies. Patterned after the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series, this program offers the same professional development opportunities provided to Texas Police Chiefs and allows for the continuity of operations among leaders of individual departments. The program focuses on critical and common issues facing law enforcement.

Attending the CSLS provides command staff officers the opportunity to fulfill their continuing education requirements through TCOLE as set forth in The Education Code, Section 96.641. Officers who attend the CSLS are exempt from other continuing education requirements under Section 1701.351, Occupations Code, Subsection (d).


For more information, contact:

Angelica France, Coordinator - CSLS, FEMT, LEMIT Online
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Phone: (936) 294-1670
lemitcsls@shsu.edu
femt@shsu.edu
lemitonline@shsu.edu

Cancellation Policy:

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