School of Police Supervision

What’s a supervisor? What’s a leader? What’s the difference?

- in Plano, Texas, USA

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.

Past Event

Credits:120 Hours TCOLE Credit


This course is designed for first-line supervisors and middle-level management. It should be of interest to law enforcement agencies concerned with the professionalism of their management team. This is the only independent four-week school in the nation for police supervisors and recognizes the importance of supervision as a major management function in law enforcement. The curriculum focuses on the transition from "street policing" to management, especially the social and personal adjustments.


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $1475 ILEA Member
  • $1575 Non-member


  • Accountability
  • Case Study: Leadership Styles Under Stress
  • Community Policing: Practical Approaches for Servant Leadership
  • Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Fierce Conversations
  • Followership
  • FLSA
  • Fundamentals of Employee-Relations
  • Law Enforcement and Family Violence
  • Leadership Styles and Communication
  • Legal Issues: Liability, Supervisory Negligence and Case Law
  • Managing Across Generations
  • Media Relations
  • Motivation and Counseling
  • Organizatonal Theory
  • Professional Writing
  • Role Identification and Transition
  • R.O.P.E.S. Course
  • Servant Leadership
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Statistics for Law Enforcement Supervisors
  • Stress Management
  • Terrorism
  • The Loudest Duck
  • Your Future in Supervision

Download Course Synopsis (pdf)

For detailed descriptions of topics,
download the online synopsis.

Who Should Attend

This program is well suited for experienced, newly-promoted or aspiring first-line supervisors, especially those seeking supervisory excellence in a law enforcement environment.


Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Download Course Agenda (pdf)

For a detailed schedule, download the online agenda.


  • Matt Clem, Captain, North Richland Hills Police Department, TX
  • Cheryl L. Dunlop, Director of Administrative Services, City of Rockwall, TX
  • David Golden, Senior Intelligence Officer, TSA/Department of Homeland Security, Dallas, TX
  • Richard Holden, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence, ILEA and Professor, UNT-Dallas
  • John Lawton, Deputy Chief, Dallas Police Department, TX
  • Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders
  • Michael J. Mirarchi, Attorney and Employment Relations Consultant, Plano, TX
  • Patt Scheckel-Hollingsworth, Regional Police Academy Supervisor, NCTCOG Regional Police Academy, Arlington, TX
  • A. Jay Six, Jr., Chief Deputy, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Worth, TX
  • Gregory Smith, M.A., Director, ILEA
  • Warren Spencer, Attorney at Law, Euless, TX
  • Darren Stevens, Assistant Chief, Frisco Police Department, TX
  • Kristin Spivey, Detention Manager, Grand Prairie Police Department, TX
  • Mark Stallo, Ph.D., Lieutenant, Dallas Police Department
  • Robert W. Taylor, Ph.D., Professor, University of Dallas, TX
  • Mac Tristan, Chief, Coppell Police Department, TX
  • John Thorpe, Captain (Ret.), Irving Police Department, TX
  • Diane C. Wetherbee, Attorney at Law, McKinney, TX

Overnight Accommodations

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TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for one hundred twenty (120) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer (TCOLE) credit.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

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