• Understand that all police chiefs from a municipality, ISD or institution of higher education police department must attend the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series (TPCLS) or the New Chief Development Program (NCDP). These classes are exclusively taught by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) at Sam Houston State University.
  • Know that funding for these programs come primarily from the state general fund through fines collected on conviction of certain offenses but the funding is not sufficient to maintain or grow the training program and meet the current demands on law enforcement professionalism.
  • Increase the funding directed to LEMIT for these programs to at least $4.2 million.