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Leadership, Executive & Administrative Development

LEAD logoWhat 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 seminar-style classes are held two evenings per week for 3 hours per class. The courses are tailored to timely and relevant police supervision issues so lessons can be readily applied to real-world situations.

Classes are taught by tenured law enforcement professionals and TCU professors so both theory and practical applications will be learned.




  • 12 graduate hours and acceptance to the Criminal Justice & Criminology master's program
  • Enhanced leadership capabilities
  • Exposure to high-profile professionals and experts in law enforcement and other relevant areas, ranging from district attorneys to medical doctors
  • 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
  • Students can take an immersive "field trip" hosted by a law enforcement agency

 LEAD in Los Angeles hosted by LAPD
LEAD Class 2 visits Los Angeles hosted by LAPD and Asst. Chief Bob Arcos


LEAD is TCU CJ's flagship program that is highly selective and features small class sizes of up to 10. Candidates must possess outstanding character and reputation, and must have demonstrated moral conduct and integrity. Candidates must have a serious commitment to law enforcement and security community as a public service, possess leadership qualities, and enjoy the confidence and respect of fellow officers.

Candidates must have a four-year degree, hold a supervisor position or have leadership aspirations and potential, and secure a strong supervisor recommendation.


What are you waiting for? It's time for you to LEAD


Contact Us

Kendra Bowen, Program Director