Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS)

The Texas Police Chief Leadership Series is designed to assist top police administrators in developing their leadership skills and in recognizing those factors that impact the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies. The program is taught by nationally recognized experts in each area of the curriculum to provide the highest caliber of instruction available. The topics focus on legal, legislative and professional updates as well as discussions of current issues of importance to law enforcement agencies.

LEMIT is the only training provider and TPCLS is the only course to fulfill the TCOLE training requirements for Police Chiefs as set forth in The Education Code, Section 96.641.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training
  • Strategic Performance Management and Planning in the 21st Century
  • TCOLE Update
  • Walking a Tightrope
  • Media Survival - Clear Messaging, Strategic Delivery, & Positive Presence
  • 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 / Admission Requirements

  • A Police Chief that is head of a municipal police department, an ISD police department, or a police department of a public or private institution of higher education is mandated to attend.
  • Newly appointed Chiefs of Police should attend the New Chief Development Program prior to attending the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series.
  • While not mandated, an administrator of a state agency that is not an institution of higher education, county agency, water district, city marshals' office, or any other type of law enforcement agency not listed above may be eligible to attend based on a case by case basis for a registration fee of $295.

Course Length

Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) is a five-day course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE (3740) credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) 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

  • 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 one week 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

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
Phone: 800-477-9248

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

FULLAug 19 - 23, 2024Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Round Rock, TXCLOSEDNo Charge *
FULLSep 16 - 20, 2024Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TXCLOSEDNo Charge *
OPENJan 27 - 31, 2025Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Waco, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENMar 03 - 07, 2025Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Lubbock, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENApr 07 - 11, 2025Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Huntsville, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENMay 19 - 23, 2025Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) Galveston, TX Register Online No Charge *
OPENJul 07 - 11, 2025Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) San Antonio, TX Register Online 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 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.