Law Enforcement Administration

64th School of Executive Leadership


Plano, Texas, USA

Registration Open

240 Hours TCOLE Credit

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

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431


From its inception in 1957, the mission of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration has been to provide quality educational programs designed to enhance the professional development of law enforcement leaders at all levels. As the “flagship” program over that time, the School of Executive Leadership (formerly Management College) attracts participants representing municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement organizations across the nation.

Mindful of the essential role it plays in helping prepare law enforcement leaders for the future, the School of Executive Leadership provides a challenging and intensive environment in which participants can learn, develop and test a range of success-oriented skills and abilities. The value of the School of Executive Leadership experience is best measured by the numbers of graduates who serve in leadership positions in organizations across the law enforcement profession.

This course is an intensive eight-week program designed to prepare senior-level law enforcement managers and  administrators for leadership in the complex world of public executives. The academic experience prepares individuals to take part in:

  • Providing leadership in their agencies on problem solving and management issues.
  • Applying progressive and innovative management approaches to their agencies.
  • Communicating, both to their colleagues and to the public, plans and programs for change and improvement of police services.
  • Professional development opportunities as a stepping-stone toward management and leadership excellence.
  • Developing strategies for personal and organizational success in politically-charged environments.
  • Gaining professional knowledge as a life-long learner and acquiring critical thinking skills about the future of law enforcement.
  • Assuring compliance with current and emerging legal issues as they affect both management and operational aspects of policing.
  • Discerning and building avenues for values-based leadership to prosper in law enforcement organizations.
  • Developing a personal leadership style characterized by creativity, service and empathy.


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

  • $3,000 Non-Member
  • $2,750 ILEA Member

Topics Include

  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Building and Leading Effective Teams
  • Communication in Organizations
  • Creating a Culture of Integrity
  • Crisis Media Management
  • Critical Thinking in Leadership
  • Executive Leadership
  • Executive Writing Skills
  • Followership
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Problem-solving Skills Development
  • Recruiting and Hiring for Quality
  • Research Methods in Public Service
  • Servant Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tools for Continuous Improvement

Who Should Attend?

Sworn and civilian senior-level law enforcement leaders with an interest in organizational improvement, professional development, and career enhancement.

This course is specifically designed for second and third-line supervisors (normally the ranks of lieutenant and above). Attendees should meet one of the following criteria:

  • 3rd line supervisor with minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • 2nd line supervisor with minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate of ILEA’s School of Police Supervision or similar program, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience, and a minimum of 60 college credit hours

Special consideration, with command-level recommendation, will be given on a case-by-case basis for registrants not meeting the above stated requirements.


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

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 240 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit. Many out-of-state participants find their states enjoy a reciprocal training agreement with Texas.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Dallas Plano
3100 North Dallas Pkwy, Plano TX 75093 
Corporate Discount Code: 757


Other Information

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Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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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