Constables Trained in Law Enforcement Management

7th Class of the Texas Constable's Leadership Program.

More than two dozen Constables and their top command staff from throughout Texas recently completed an intensive management training program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

The 7th Class of the Texas Constable’s Leadership Program included 28 Constables and command staff from 20 precincts throughout the state. The three-week program, which is modeled after the highly acclaimed Leadership Command College that trains future law enforcement leaders in the state, covers all aspects of modern law enforcement management techniques, styles and philosophy.

"I learned how to be a better manager in my office," said Constable Omar Rosales of Kleberg County Precinct 2. "It can help the county to provide innovative ways to work with the resources we have."

Among the topics covered in the program are:

  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Internal Affairs, Leadership and Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Communications Skills and Styles
  • Human Resources Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Cultural Diversity and Team Building
  • Officer-Involved Shooting
  • Incident Command Simulation Training
  • Suicide Terrorism
  • Etiquette
  • Legal Liability and Civil Rights Issues
  • Progressive Approach to Mental Illness

The program is provided at no cost to the agencies through LEMIT, a nationally recognized institute offering premiere professional development opportunities in policing. In addition to highly interactive classes, participants keep a journal to develop their own philosophy of leadership and supervision and complete a comprehensive written research project on topics of interest to their agency.

"I now have broader abilities in leadership," said Constable Robert Chody of Williams County Precinct 1. "I can lead by example."

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