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.
New Chief Development Program (NCDP) is a five-day course.
Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3780) credit.
New Chief Development Program (NCDP) is provided to Chiefs statewide at no cost. Thanks to a partner-led initiative made possible with help from the Texas Police Chief Association. LEMIT was granted legislative funding allowing us to remove registration fees and hotel accommodation cost to the participant. Lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday.
*Retired Chiefs and/or City Managers will pay a fee of $295 and cover all hotel and travel expenses.
**Any program make up hours will not be covered by LEMIT and will be at the participant's expense.
The following expenses will NOT be covered by LEMIT
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.
If your plans change and you need to cancel, please contact us immediately to avoid cancellation or “no show” fees. The department in which you registered under will be billed a $325 fee for failure to cancel 14 days prior to the course start date. It is the responsibility of the participant to cancel reservations made with the host hotel.
*** Please refer to your email confirmation for more detailed information regarding the changes for this training cycle.
Erin Parr, Manager/Coordinator - TPCLS, NCDP
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
* Additional fees may apply
|FULL||Feb 26 - Mar 01, 2024||New Chief Development Program (NCDP)||Huntsville, TX||CLOSED||No Charge|
|OPEN||Jul 08 - 12, 2024||New Chief Development Program (NCDP)||Huntsville, TX||Register Online||No Charge|
|OPEN||Nov 18 - 22, 2024||New Chief Development Program (NCDP)||Huntsville, TX||Register Online||No Charge|
|OPEN||Feb 24 - 28, 2025||New Chief Development Program (NCDP)||Huntsville, TX||Coming Soon||No Charge|
|OPEN||Jun 23 - 27, 2025||New Chief Development Program (NCDP)||Huntsville, TX||Coming Soon||No Charge|
* Additional fees may apply
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 1:00 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.
If you choose to wear your duty weapon you may do so in full uniform or in plain clothes with your badge fully displayed. 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 (including smokeless tobacco) is not permitted on campus grounds. Electronic cigarettes/vaping products are also prohibited.
LEMIT Building and Parking:
The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is located at 1600 Bobby K. Marks Dr., Huntsville, Texas, at the corner of Bobby K. Marks and Bearkat Boulevard on the campus of Sam Houston State University. It also is located right next door to the University Hotel.