Leadership Command CollegeThe Bill Blackwood Law EnforcementManagement Institute of

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas(LEMIT)Established in 1987 by the legislature, the Law Enforcement Management Institute ofTexas (LEMIT) is responsible for developing the analytical, administrative, andexecutive skills of current and future law enforcement administrators and executives inTexas. This is accomplished through public administration, law enforcementmanagement, and advanced police technical studies. The Leadership CommandCollege (LCC) at the Management Institute is one of the nation’s premiere lawenforcement management programs. Its curriculum covers all aspects of modern policemanagement. In addition to the Command College, LEMIT also conducts ExecutiveIssues Seminars, Policy Series Seminars, Professional Conference Support, andSpecial Programs.LEMIT’s flagship program, the LCC, is produced through a consortium of three stateuniversities, each focusing on their individual strengths. Texas A&M University(TAMU), through the Center for Executive Development in the Mays BusinessSchool, is nationally recognized for its executive development programs and isresponsible for the management and communications blocks of instruction. TexasWoman’s University (TWU), through the Department of History and Government, isresponsible for instruction on social and governmental issues. There is also anemphasis on executive health and wellness. Sam Houston State University (SHSU),which houses the nation’s largest criminal justice educational facility, focusesstrongly on law enforcement administration issues and advanced technical programsand strategies. In addition, SHSU supervises the Leadership Portfolio (LP) andLeadership White Paper (LWP) required for graduation.2

Table ofContentsLEMIT. 2Leadership Command College Overview. 4Module I . 6Module II . 7Module III. 8Module Admissions and Reservation Procedures. 10Logistics . 11Contacts . 123

Leadership Command College OverviewProgram OverviewThe Leadership Command College sets the standard for excellence in police leadership andexecutive development training. Not only is the LCC program itself rigorous, the applicationprocess to qualify for admission into the program is demanding.It is in keeping with this standard of excellence that we are pleased and excited to announce the move ofthe LCC Program Overview to an online (distance learning) course. While face-to-face classroomexperiences are essential to the success of the three modules of LCC, the main objective of the ProgramOverview is different. The purpose is to provide detailed information regarding the three modules inorder to allow the applicant to assess if the LCC experience is right for them. We are confident that theonline course will meet this objective.Following the completion of the course, applicants are further reviewed by the LEMIT staff. Those whomeet the established criteria are notified of their acceptance into the LCC and are provided a date ofattendance for the next available Module I.Module IOffered four times a year at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the Modulecovers 15 business days over a three-week period. This Module emphasizes leadership andgeneral management principles. The curriculum also includes an intensive applied researchcomponent oriented for law enforcement executives.Module IIOffered four times a year at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, Module IIconcentrates on the political, legal, and social environment of contemporary lawenforcement. Special attention is paid to the enhancement of executive wellness. TheModule spans 15 business days over a three-week period.Module IIIOffered three times a year, Module III is held at LEMIT headquarters at Sam Houston StateUniversity in Huntsville, Texas. The overall focus of the Module is law enforcementadministration. The Module is held for 15 business days during a three-week period andconcludes with a graduation ceremony.

Leadership Portfolio/Leadership White PaperThe Leadership Portfolio (LP) is a method by which thoughtful and meaningful leadership reflection can beconducted. LCC participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate and continuously develop their ownpersonal leadership style. The LP will consist of several mandatory components that will be introduced inModule I and completed for review in Module III.The Leadership White Paper (LWP) is a significant component of the Leadership Command College. Theobjective of the LWP is to provide program participants with an opportunity to develop applied research andcommunication skills necessary for success at the command or policy level in the field of criminal justice.This objective is based on the assumption that an understanding of research methods will better equippractitioners. A distinguishing feature of the command level is the ability to assess and use informationeffectively. Moreover, research skills give practitioners knowledge regarding current field information. Thisapplied knowledge can assist executive officers in occupational duties and intro- organizational relations,separating the merely ambitious from the successful.Time Limits for Completion of LCCParticipants should attend Module I within one year from the date of admission into the program. They areencouraged to complete the program within a reasonable amount of time.5

Module I – Texas A&M UniversityThe Center for Executive Development (CED) coordinates management and communication instruction incustom training sessions for Module I. The center’s facilities are part of the business education complex atTexas A&M University’s Mays Business School, a top 20 public business program that focuses on developingleaders and cultivating managerial skills through unique learning experiences.Texas A&M, the first public institution of higher education in Texas, opened in October 1876. Today, it is theseventh largest in the nation. The oak-shaded campus of 5,400 acres is home to the George Bush PresidentialLibrary and is haven for more than 45,000 students earning degrees in 150 courses of study. Its active alumnigroup of 280,000 former students includes leaders from the corporate world, education, the military andpublic service. The university conducts research valued at more than 500 million annually, placing TexasA&M among the top 20 universities nationally and fulfilling Aggie core values of leadership, excellence, andselfless service.Mays Business School trains 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students in five business disciplines, preparingfuture ethical business leaders for the global society they will face. The Center for Executive Development,founded in 1953, is recognized internationally for its innovative approach to developing better managers andleaders. Many Module I management and communication sessions are mirrored around those the center’sfaculty instructors have crafted for clients in private industry. The faculty includes top-ranked Texas A&Mbusiness researchers, who often double as private management and communication consultants, as well asexternal industry experts with practical knowledge of the challenges executives encounter.Hotel accommodations in College Station are arranged for participants at Module I. Transportation to andfrom the hotel is provided by the CED. Meals are catered by the University.Module I CurriculumThe Leadership ChallengeTeam BuildingConflict Resolution/ Communication SkillsLeadership White Paper/Leadership Portfolio IntroductionResearch PracticumLeadership Profile InventoryEthics in ActionCreativity & Innovation/ Generational DifferencesDealing with Difficult PeopleStrategic Management and PlanningBudgeting & Fiscal ReportingMeeting Management TechniquesCoaching & CounselingWhat is a ManagerManaging Change & TransitionPerformance ManagementHuman Resource Management/NegotiationsStress Management/Decision Making SkillsMedia RelationsPreliminary Oral DefenseNote: Schedule subject to change.6

Module II – Texas Woman’s UniversityTexas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university offering bachelors, masters’, and doctoraldegree programs. Both a teaching and research institution, the university emphasizes the liberal arts andspecialized or professional studies.Texas Woman’s University, with an enrollment of almost 12,000, is the nation’s largest university establishedprimarily for women. Its unique historical role in Texas higher education has resulted in a strong commitmentto the social service professions.TWU’s 270-acre main campus is located in Denton, just 35 miles north of the Metroplex, the nation’s eighthlargest urban center. Clinical centers in Dallas and Houston provide upper-level and graduate studies in thehealth sciences. This expertise is reflected in the LCC program through emphasis on executive wellness inModule II.Module II is coordinated by the History and Government Department, which also offers criminal justiceacademic studies. The social, legal, and political environment in which enforcement executives work is theprimary focus for Module II.Hotel accommodations in Denton are arranged for participants at Module II. Meals are catered by theUniversity.Module II CurriculumPersonalized Fitness AssessmentsNutrition & Fitness: Understanding the Basics for LEFundamentals of FitnessLP/LWP ReviewThe Political Environment of Texas LEAmerican Constitutionalism: The Basics for LEStress Management Techniques for LENutrition & Wellness: Is Your Nutrition Breaking the Law?Systems Theory: Applications for Texas LEThe Impact of International Events on Texas LEAdministrative Law: Compliance with State and Federal MandatesRoundtable Research/PresentationsThe Future of LEFit & Rec Center WorkoutsPersonality Profiling for LECareer Development for LE Command StaffAn Exercise in Executive LeadershipEthical Challenges for Public Safety LeadersInternational PolicingCultural DiversityBudgeting for LE ExecutivesChanging Demographics & Implications for Diversity in Texas LELeadership in 21st Century LENote: Schedule subject to change.7

Module III – Sam Houston State UniversitySam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, was founded in 1879. Huntsville is surrounded byforests, lakes, and ranches with approximately 34,500 inhabitants. General Sam Houston made his home inHuntsville and was buried in the Oakwood cemetery, less than a mile from the downtown square and SamHouston State University.Currently, SHSU has an enrollment of 17,600 students and is divided into five colleges, altogether offering79 undergraduate degree programs, 54 masters’ programs and five doctoral programs. The campus itself is272 acres, featuring both historic and new, state-of-the-art buildings. One building of historic interest is AustinHall, 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-artclassrooms, but the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), Correctional ManagementInstitute of Texas (CMIT), a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) training center and a functioningcourtroom.Module III is hosted at LEMIT and concentrates on police administration, programs, and strategies. Intendedto focus on issues commonly experienced by officials in their jurisdictions, Module III carefully builds onthe knowledge gained from the prior two Modules, with an emphasis on acquiring managerial skills andinformation.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 incriminal 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 permanentheadquarters building for the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. The TexasLegislature 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 bymeans of a second floor bridge leading to the hotel. The hotel is a comfortable 85-room hotel and restaurantcomplex. Participants in Module III stay at the University Hotel.8

Module III CurriculumLeadership LensesGetting Healthy: Lessons on Fitness for Law EnforcementHow Others Lie with Statistics for Law EnforcementInnovative Leadership StrategiesEthical Leadership & AccountabilityPolitical Survival in Law EnforcementOfficer-Involved Shootings & Use of ForceConstitutionalism for LEEmotional Survival for ManagementCommunication StylesBudget Development & ManagementEmerging IssuesThe Building of Great TeamsLife’s Greatest Lessons/ Six Keys to Effective LeadershipPsychology in Criminal Justice LeadershipLeadership White Paper Oral DefenseGraduation/Awarding of LCC DesignationNote: Schedule subject to change.9

Module Admission and Reservation ProceduresApplicants begin the LCC process with an on-line Program Overview. While face-to-face classroomexperiences are essential to the success of the three modules of LCC, the main objective of the ProgramOverview is different. The purpose is to provide detailed information regarding the three modules inorder to allow the applicant to assess if the LCC experience is right for them. We are confident that theon-line course will meet this objective.All incoming applications will be process and those who meet the minimum requirements will bescheduled 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 arenotified of their acceptance into the LCC and are provided a date of attendance for the next-availableModule I.Applications are available via www.lemitonline.orgLeadership Portfolio RequirementsModule IModule IIModule IIIApproval of LWP proposal & submission of LWPCompletion of LP Personal Leadership Statement & LWPCompleted LP & Final-approved LWPGraduationGraduation requires successful completion of the three Modules; final approval and oralpresentation of the Leadership White Paper; and, submission of Leadership Portfolio.Commencement is held at Sam Houston State University at the end of each Module IIIsession.LCC Alumni AssociationAll graduates of the Leadership Command College are eligible to join the LCC AlumniAssociation. One training conference is held annually to keep graduates up-to-date on changingtrends in leadership and management issues. Membership is voluntary and may include a smallfee payable to the LCCAA.Undergraduate and Graduate CreditUpon graduation from the Leadership Command College, the graduate may receive either ninehours undergraduate or six graduate college credit. These credit hours are accepted at Sam HoustonState University and most other universities. (NOTE: Credit hours can only be awarded in ModuleIII. Unfortunately, no ‘grandfathering’ is allowed.)

LogisticsTCOLE CreditTCOLE credit is awarded following the successful completion of the Program Overview, each Module, theLeadership White Paper and the Leadership Portfolio.Program Overview16 TCOLE hoursModule I130 TCOLE hoursModule II130 TCOLE hoursModule III130 TCOLE hoursLWP/LP80 TCOLE hoursCostFor Texas law enforcement professionals, the cost is completely underwritten by the Texas Legislature.Lodging, meals, fees, tuition, instructional materials, books, and related supplies are provided at no costto the participant or his/her agency. In addition, LEMIT will reimburse participants on an individualbasis for personal travel while en route to and from each module. Rooms at each module are singleoccupancy, allowing participants a great degree of privacy.Travel and Meal ReimbursementAll 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 expensesincurred for participant meals or transportation. Participants will be reimbursed for gas purchases to and fromthe facility, if using a personal vehicle, with original gas receipts. (No gas purchase will be reimbursed if theparticipant chooses to go home during the ‘between weekends’ of the modules. No gas purchases will bereimbursed if charged to a government card or if the receipt is dated prior to the day of travel when arriving orthe day after departing.) If flying, participants must first obtain written approval from the LCC ProgramCoordinator. Participants must purchase coach seating airline tickets and then seek reimbursement from theInstitute by submitting the required documentation. Airfare is reimbursable only from distances greater than300 miles from the training site. Auto rental reimbursement is not automatic and normally is not made withoutobtaining prior authorization from LEMIT. Reasonable meal costs associated with travel will be reimbursedupon submission of a receipt.LCC WorldwideAs a means to encourage the interaction of Texas law enforcement professionals with those from otherstates and countries, the LCC program is open to a limited number of participants from outside bothTexas and the United States on a fee basis. This fee covers meals, lodging, books, tuition, and relatedmaterials. Transportation to and from each module will be the responsibility of the participant or thesponsoring agency. For an application packet or further information on LCC worldwide, call 1-800477-9248 and ask for the Professional Development Program Coordinator.

ContactsSam Houston State UniversityBill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management InstituteSam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, Texas 77341-2417LCC Program Coordinator (936) 294-1670Fax (936) 294-1847University Hotel (936) 294-1703Texas A&M UniversityCenter for Executive DevelopmentMays Business SchoolTexas A&M University4114 TAMUCollege Station, Texas 77843-4114Center for Executive Development (979) 845-1216Director (979) 845-1886Program Site Coordinator (979) 862-7207Fax (979) 862-2025Texas Woman’s UniversityLaw Enforcement Management InstituteTexas Woman’s UniversityP.O. Box 425440Denton, Texas 76204Law Enforcement Management Institute (940) 898-2190Program Site Coordinator (940) 898-2124Fax (940) 898-2122Bill Blackwood LawEnforcement ManagementInstitute of TexasSam Houston StateUniversityHuntsville, TX 77341-2417A Member of the Texas State University SystemAugust 2016

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 Oakwoo