More than 40 police sergeants from 22 law enforcement agencies are meeting in Texas City for the Texas Sergeant Academy, a two-week interactive program to educate and inspire sergeants, many of whom who are new to their supervisory roles. The academy is a partnership between the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), in Plano, TX, and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool.
- When: Feb. 4 -15, 2019
- Where: Texas City P.D. Police Association Clubhouse at 4001 Bay St. Extension. (Texas City is located in Galveston County on the Texas Gulf Coast).
- Highlight: Graduation ceremony at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 15.
The Texas Sergeant Academy began in 2017 as an outgrowth of ILEA’s longstanding, four-week School of Police Supervision. The goal is to bring quality supervisory education to small and medium-sized police agencies that do not have the resources to send their supervisors out of town for training at ILEA or other nationally recognized law enforcement education providers.
“This partnership is truly unique. We provide the educational expertise and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool underwrites a significant portion of the tuition costs for those who attend. The end result is a superior program for the Texas City PD as well as surrounding police agencies and the communities they serve,” said Gregory Smith, M.A., Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration.
Instructors in Texas Sergeant Academy include current and retired law enforcement executives, professional educators and attorneys who specialize in law enforcement issues, and ILEA staff. Courses include Leadership, Law Enforcement Ethics, Critical Incident Response, Accountability, and Employee Motivation and Counseling.
The Texas Sergeants Academy also will be held later this year in San Marcos in May and Granbury in September.