LEMIT Texas Constables Leadership College Graduates Recognized for Constable, Deputy Constable of the Year


LCC Graduate Attributes LEMIT Program to Inspiring Latest Book

Andy Harvey, Palestine Police Department Chief and a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College (LCC), recently published his latest book, “Excellence in Policing, Simple Ways to Exceed Citizen Expectations in Every Encounter.”

By Veronica Gonzalez Hoff/veronicahoff@shsu.edu

Top leaders from 25 Constables’ Offices across Texas annually complete an intensive Leadership College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) that covers many aspects of modern law enforcement management techniques, styles, and philosophies. Two Constables from the 2018 Texas Constables Leadership College (TCLC) graduating class were awarded the 2019 Constable and Deputy Constable of the Year by the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas (JPCA).

LCC Graduate Attributes LEMIT Program to Inspiring Latest Book


LCC Graduate Attributes LEMIT Program to Inspiring Latest Book

Andy Harvey, Palestine Police Department Chief and a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College (LCC), recently published his latest book, “Excellence in Policing, Simple Ways to Exceed Citizen Expectations in Every Encounter.”

By Veronica Gonzalez Hoff/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

Andy Harvey, Palestine Police Department Chief and a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Leadership Command College (LCC), recently published his latest book, “Excellence in Policing, Simple Ways to Exceed Citizen Expectations in Every Encounter.”

Focus Group Sets Agenda for Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series


Focus Group Sets Agenda for Texas Police Chiefs Leadership Series

Police chiefs representing a wide variety of law enforcement agencies in Texas met at Sam Houston State University on January 3rd and 4th to identify topics for the next biennial cycle of the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series.

By Veronica Gonzalez Hoff/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

Police chiefs representing a wide variety of law enforcement agencies in Texas met at Sam Houston State University on January 3rd and 4th to identify topics for the next biennial cycle of the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series.

CMIT Hosts Columbian Corrections Executives for Leadership Training


CMIT Hosts Columbian Corrections Executives for Leadership Training

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) welcomed 30 senior and executive leadership personnel from Colombia’s prison system, in November as part of an ongoing Executive Leadership Training program in collaboration with the United States Department of State and Bureau of International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

By Veronica Gonzalez Hoff/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) welcomed 30 senior and executive leadership personnel from Colombia’s prison system, in November as part of an ongoing Executive Leadership Training program in collaboration with the United States Department of State and Bureau of International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Scientifically Exploring Prison Culture


Scientifically Exploring Prison Culture

Meghan Mitchell, a 5th year Criminal Justice and Criminology PhD student at Sam Houston State University, recently presented her dissertation, “The convict code revisited: An examination of prison culture and its association with violent misconduct and victimization,” to colleagues and dissertation committee.

Ph.D. Student Releases Findings in Recent Dissertation

By Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

Meghan Mitchell, a 5th year Criminal Justice and Criminology Ph.D. student at Sam Houston State University, recently presented her dissertation, “The convict code revisited: An examination of prison culture and its association with violent misconduct and victimization,” to colleagues and dissertation committee.

Alumnus Commands Large U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in $390M Drug Seizure


Alumnus Commands Large U.S. Coast Guard Cutter in $390M Drug Seizure

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned from a 67-day deployment in April with 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana seized as part of an international effort to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The wholesale value of the haul totaled $390 million; an impressive accomplishment for the cutters and crews involved in the operation, including Legare’s Commanding Officer, Sam Houston State University alumnus Commander Jonathan Carter.

By Veronica Gonzalez/vgonzalez@shsu.edu

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned from a 67-day deployment in April with 12 tons of cocaine and one ton of marijuana seized as part of an international effort to combat transnational criminal organizations operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The wholesale value of the haul totaled $390 million; an impressive accomplishment for the cutters and crews involved in the operation, including Legare’s Commanding Officer, Sam Houston State University alumnus Commander Jonathan Carter.

Recent Publications


Here is a list of recent publications by faculty, graduate students and alumni of Sam Houston State University, College of Criminal Justice
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