Dallas PD Sergeant Samuel Digby Elected Class President of ILEA's 59th School of Executive Leadership

PLANO, TX (March 22, 2022)The Center for American and International Law's ("CAIL") Institute for Law Enforcement Administration ("ILEA") is pleased to present Dallas Police Sergeant, Samuel L. Digby, as class president-elect of the 59th School of Executive Leadership. Digby was nominated and elected by the popular vote of his class peers—themselves senior-level and emerging police leaders further committed to the professionalism of law enforcement—after having demonstrated the high moral character and proven leadership traits necessary to represent his class.

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. Since 1963, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration has facilitated its “flagship” School of Executive Leadership as an advanced leadership and ethics training program to police executives and emerging leaders, attracting participants representing municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement organizations from across the nation.

“The School of Executive Leadership is a Command Leveling Program that is often a listed requirement for individuals seeking Chief Executive positions in law enforcement,” shared Gregory Smith, Director of CAIL's Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. "Our program has seen graduates achieve this level throughout Texas and across the United States. We are especially excited this year to see a Dallas Police Department professional lead our 59th session.”

Digby, a Master Peace Officer with 22 years of service, holds master’s degrees in public administration and Strategic Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington and Mountain State University; he is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Executive Education from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

“It is truly an honor to be elected president for ILEA’s School of Executive Leadership,” Digby shared. “I look forward to serving and representing my class. I look forward to learning just as much from them as I plan on them learning from me. And establishing long lasting relationships that are going to go far beyond this course.”

About the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration - The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1957 as a division of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), a nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit educational organization for lawyers, judges, and law enforcement professionals. ILEA has a well-established reputation as a leader in policing education in the United States and worldwide through innovative professional development, continuing education, and ethics/ethical decision-making programs that prepare law enforcement leaders to thrive in times of calm and during moments of crisis. Visit cailaw.org/ILEA to learn more.

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