The Leadership Command College is the most comprehensive program offered at LEMIT and is often compared to the FBI National Academy. The nine-week program is designed to provide law enforcement executives with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in a modern law enforcement agency. Targeted for completion over a two-year period, this program consists of three modules held at prestigious universities in Texas, including Texas A&M, Sam Houston State University and Texas Woman's University, which focus on the strengths of each institution. It also includes an optional fourth module to continue educational opportunities as well as a Leadership Command College Alumni Association to keep in touch with colleagues from the course and ongoing information on topics of interest to the field of criminal justice.
Participants receive TCOLE credits for each of the modules, including 16 hours for the Program Overview; 130 hours for Module I; 130 hours for Module II; 130 hours for Module III; 36 hours for Module IV; and 80 hours for the Research White Paper
Leadership Command College (LCC) Online is offered at no charge for all eligible Texas Law Enforcement Officers. Out-of-state law enforcement officers may attend on a cost basis. Please contact the Program Coordinator for the current rate.
Applicants begin the LCC process with an on-line Program Overview. While face-to-face classroom experiences are essential to the success of the three modules of LCC, the main objective of the Program Overview is different. The purpose is to provide detailed information regarding the three modules in order to allow the applicant to assess if the LCC experienceis right for them. We are confident that the on-line course will meet this objective.
All incoming applications will be processed and those who meet the minimum requirements will be scheduled for the on-line Program Overview. Following the completion of the on-line course, applicants are further reviewed by the LEMIT staff. Those who meet the established criteria are notified of their acceptance into the LCC and are provided a date of attendance for the next-available Module I.
If no notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator prior to the date of the program, and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay a $100 'NO-SHOW' fee.
Max Toliver Jr., Manager/Coordinator - LCC
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) 294-3193
Hotel, Travel, and Meals:
All reasonable costs associated with travel to and from LEMIT programs are paid by the Institute. However, payments are made to participants rather than agencies. Departments cannot be reimbursed for any expenses incurred for participant meals or transportation. Participants will be reimbursed for gas purchases to and from the facility, if using a personal vehicle, with original gas receipts. (No gas purchase will be reimbursed if the participant chooses to go home during the 'between weekends' of the modules. No gas purchases will be reimbursed if charged to a government card or if the receipt is dated prior to the day of travel when arriving or the day after departing.) If flying, participants must first obtain written approval from the LCC Program Coordinator. Participants must purchase coach seating airline tickets and then seek reimbursement from the Institute by submitting the required documentation. Airfare is reimbursable only from distances greater than 300 miles from the training site. Auto rental reimbursement is not automatic and normally is not made without obtaining prior authorization from LEMIT. Reasonable meal costs associated with travel will be reimbursed upon submission of a receipt.
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. Business dress attire is needed for the group photo, presentation, and graduation.
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.