Leadership, Executive & Administrative Development
What is LEAD?
LEAD is the first professional law enforcement development program of its kind in our area that offers 12 graduate-level college credit hours. All classes will be held locally on the TCU campus or at a nearby law enforcement facility for one full academic year (2 semesters, fall and spring). LEAD was designed to be convenient and practical for working law enforcement professionals.
LEAD was also designed to be highly selective and specifically tailored for current leaders with proven leadership abilities and emerging leaders who have demonstrated remarkable potential.
The classes will be held two evenings a week for 3 hours per class. The courses are functionally relevant to police work so lessons can be readily applied to real- world situations.
Classes will be taught by tenured law enforcement professionals and TCU professors so both theory and practical applications will be learned.
Successful students earn:
- 12 graduate hours
- Enhanced leadership capabilities
- A chance to develop improved policies and operational strategies
- Opportunities to enhance relationships with the community
- Critically important networks and lifelong friends
- A chance to determine best practices in policing rather than just following those set by others
Candidates must possess outstanding character and reputation, and must have demonstrated moral conduct and integrity. Candidates must have a serious commitment to law enforcement as a public service, possess leadership qualities, and enjoy the confidence and respect of fellow officers.
Candidates must have a four-year degree, hold the rank of sergeant or above, and secure a strong supervisor recommendation.
Kendra Bowen, Program Director