institute for law enforcement administration

Benefits of Membership

With current and upcoming police leaders from around the nation and Canada.

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The quarterly publication, Ethics Roll Call explores the ethical issues facing law enforcement on a routine basis.

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30 to 40 training opportunities available every year; several at locations outside of Texas.

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Education & Scholarship

Explores the various issues facing law enforcement. New and current topics bring together experts and practitioners to discuss the best practices to manage difficult situations.

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An annual conference dedicated exclusively to emerging leadership issues and the ways to improve the profession of policing.

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A gathering of police practitioners that examine the best practices of policing to diminish inequities and problems in the criminal justice system.

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Programs & Events

That instruct in such areas as crime analysis, professional standards, the administration of the training function and more.

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Helping police managers think through the challenges in a changing environment.

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Programs that examine and enhance the ethics of professional obligations in law enforcement and policing.

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Leadership & Vision

To serve the supervisory and management needs of law enforcement.

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The Center for Law Enforcement Ethics founded in 1992.

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Educating and training law enforcement leaders for over five decades.

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Welcome to the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (formerly The Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute), one of the premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors.

Since 1957, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (the ILEA) has provided courses, seminars and workshops for police and sheriff's agencies both nationally and internationally. From the eight-week Management College, the four-week School of Police Supervision to our one-week courses, the Institute's mission is to provide top quality, academically based, challenging programs in a professional educational environment. Our Center for Law Enforcement Ethics offers a forum to explore and to discuss ethics-related issues and offers courses that prepare trainers to provide ethics-based programs in their own organizations. Our instructors and facilitators are among the best experts in the nation their respective fields.