Law Enforcement Administration

Basic Police Supervision

Quality Supervisory Training... In Just One Week.


Denton, Texas, USA

Past Event

35 Hours TCOLE Credit

Denton Public Safety Training Center
719 E. Hickory
Denton, TX 76205

Online registration for the course is now closed. If you would like to still register for this course, please register onsite at the registration desk.


This interactive and experiential program is designed to equip and inspire new supervisors, and reinvigorate senior supervisors, for the challenges of the fast paced and fluid world of law enforcement leadership. This generation of leaders will learn core lessons in communication, both inside and outside their agency to promote trust and confidence. The basic TCOLE requirements (3737) are met along with the requirements of TCOLE 3939.


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

  • $650 ILEA Member
  • $750 ILEA Non-member

Save 100! Graduates of this course are eligible for a tuition discount of $100 for the 4-week School of Police Supervision*

*Tuition discount must be used within two years of completing the Basic Police Supervision course.

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  • Supervisor Role Transition
  • Employee Motivation and Counseling
  • Law Enforcement Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Case Law Update and Supervisory Negligence
  • Honoring Boundaries: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Law Enforcement
  • Emotional Survival for Peace Officers
  • Procedural Justice
  • Leadership 101

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at newly promoted sworn and civilian supervisors; however, veteran supervisors in need of basic supervisory training will also find this course beneficial.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for thirty-five (35) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

Schedule and Faculty

Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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  • Gregory Smith, M.A.,  Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
    Prior to his appointment as Director, Mr. Gregory Smith served ILEA for more than 17 years. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science from Ball State University.
  • Jeff Garner, Lieutenant, North Richland Hills Police Department, TX
    Lt. Garner began his law enforcement career with the North Richland Hills Police Department in 1998 currently leading the Training and Professional Standards Unit. Lt. Garner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with the University of North Texas.
  • Gregory Jones, Training Manager, Baylor Scott & White Health Public Safety
    Gregory has served with Baylor Scott & White Health Public Safety for 30 years. He is currently assigned to the Personnel and Training Section as the Training Manager/Education Coordinator. Mr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University where he is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree.
  • Warren Spencer, Attorney at Law
    Mr. Spencer began his career in law enforcement in 1983 as a police officer with the city of Irving and his career in the law profession upon graduation from law school in 1991. He served as the legal advisor for several local agencies and accepted a position with the Plano City Attorney’s office in 2006 where he worked as an assistant city attorney until he retired in 2010 to establish his own practice. Warren teaches extensively across the state and has co-authored The Texas Law Enforcement Handbook.
  • Andrew Harvey, Chief, Palestine Police Department, TX
    Andrew Harvey was selected Chief of the Palestine Police Department and will begin his appointment in August 2017. He leaves the Dallas Police Department with over 20 years of experience serving in the Personnel Division, Media Relations Unit, Investigative Unit and as Patrol Watch Commander of several divisions. Andy continues to train many leaders around the state in leadership, community relations, and media relations. Chief Harvey holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and an Associates in Avionics Systems Technology. 

Overnight Accommodations

  • Hilton Garden Inn
    3110 Colorado Blvd.
    Denton 76210
    $91 + tax
  • Marriott Springhill Suites
    1434 Centre Place
    Denton 76205
    $91 + tax

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.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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