Continuing Education for Constables (CEC)

Continuing Education for Constables is designed to provide ongoing updates for elected or appointed Constables on issues of importance to the discipline as well as professional development opportunities in the law enforcement field. Mandated by the Texas Legislature every four years, the program covers legislative developments and changes to rules and forms from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as leadership and planning tools on current topics and issues.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Planning and reshaping policing. Are you prepared?
  • Legal Update
  • Relationships! Community Centered approach to policing
  • Advanced Courtroom Security
  • TCOLE Update
  • Leadership: Leading in a Complex Environment
  • Media Relations

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • Elected Constables
  • Appointed Constables
  • Sheriffs or deputies fulfilling some of the duties of the Constable's Office ($295 fee)
  • Upper management deputies; deputy constables; deputy sheriffs with the approval of their Constable/Sheriff and the Program Coordinator ($295 fee)

Course Length

Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) is a five day course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (374399) credit which includes the Court Security Officer requirement.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) is provided to Constables 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.

*If you are not a current or elected/appointed Constable, you 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

  • Mileage
  • Parking
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Hotel Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast & Dinner

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 two weeks of registration.

Cancellation / No-Show Policy

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.

Course Contact

Kandy Woodall, Coordinator - Constables
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) 294-3177
Phone: 800-477-9248

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

FULLJul 15 - 19, 2024Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) Huntsville, TXCLOSEDNo Charge *
OPENNov 11 - 15, 2024Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENJul 21 - 25, 2025Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENOct 27 - 31, 2025Continuing Education for Constables (CEC) Huntsville, TXCLOSEDNo 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 noon. 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.