Leadership Command College (LCC)
Module III - Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, was founded in 1879. Huntsville is surrounded by forests, lakes, and ranches with approximately 34,500 inhabitants. General Sam Houston made his home in Huntsville and was buried in the Oakwood cemetery, less than a mile from the downtown square and Sam Houston State University.

Currently, SHSU has an enrollment of 17,600 students and is divided into five colleges, altogether offering 79 undergraduate degree programs, 54 masters'programs and five doctoral programs. The campus itself is 272 acres, featuring both historic and new, state-of-the-art buildings. One building of historic interest is Austin Hall, which was the first law school in the state of Texas.

SHSU is also home to the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center, which is the largest criminal justice trainingcenter in the state of Texas. Housed within the Criminal Justice Center are not only state-of-the-art classrooms, but the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) training center and a functioning courtroom.

Module III is hosted at LEMIT and concentrates on police administration, programs, and strategies. Intended to focus on issues commonly experienced by officials in their jurisdictions, Module III carefully builds on the knowledge gained from the prior two Modules, with an emphasis on acquiring managerial skills and information.

The Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University was created in 1965 by the state legislature. House Resolution 469 mandated that the University and the Texas Department of Corrections workcooperatively to create a program of excellence in criminal justice with four objectives:

  • To provide degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in criminal justice
  • To provide a program of continuing education for professionals already employed in the field
  • To provide technical assistance and consultation to criminal justice agencies
  • To promote research in crime and the administration of justice.

On June 10, 1999, ground was broken on the campus of Sam Houston State University for a permanent headquarters building for the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. The Texas Legislature had provided for construction of the building in House Bill 2617, passed in 1997.

The LEMIT building is connected to the College of Criminal Justice Center and the University Hotel by means of a second floor bridge leading to the hotel. The hotel is a comfortable 85-room hotel and restaurant complex. Participants in Module III stay at the University Hotel.

Module III Curriculum

  • Leadership Lenses
  • Getting Healthy: Lessons on Fitness for Law Enforcement
  • How Others Lie with Statistics for Law Enforcement
  • Innovative Leadership Strategies
  • Ethical Leadership & Accountability
  • Political Survival in Law Enforcement
  • Officer-Involved Shootings & Use of Force
  • Constitutionalism for LE
  • Emotional Survival for Management
  • Communication Styles
  • Budget Development & Management
  • Emerging Issues
  • The Building of Great Teams
  • Life's Greatest Lessons/Six Keys to Effective Leadership
  • Psychology in Criminal Justice Leadership
  • Leadership White Paper Oral Defense
  • Graduation/Awarding of LCC Designation

Note: Schedule subject to change