“The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) was created by the 70th Texas Legislature to develop the administrative, analytical, and executive skills of current and future law enforcement officials at no cost to either the participant or his/her agency. Public administration, management issues, the political, legal, and social environments of policing, and advanced technical issues are studied in detail. It is the largest and most sophisticated statewide preparation program for police management in the United States. The Leadership Command College (LCC) is a training component of LEMIT and requires police supervisors to apply for the program, complete an overview, complete three modules; each of which are three weeks long, and write a research paper before they graduate. The first module is held at Texas A&M University, the second module is held at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and the third module is held at Sam Houston State University. Completion time for the program is 1 to 2 years and officers receive college credit once they graduate. The program focuses on supervision within law enforcement today and exposes the officers to best practices in a variety of topics from legal issues, to physical fitness, to ethical leadership and developing collaboration within the community. Over 1500 Law enforcement executives  have graduated from the program and the waiting list to enter the program is approximately one year.


We have established an Alumni Association for graduates of the program. Each summer, the LCCAA organizes a training conference and strives to bring in world class speakers to keep our law enforcement supervisors up to date on best practices and trends. We have officers and supervisors from all over the state attend our training. Our training conference is not limited to just LCC alumni. It is open to every law enforcement officer in Texas.”