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School of Law Enforcement Supervision

The School of Law Enforcement Supervision (SLES) provides the tools law enforcement professionals need to advance as supervisors and administrators. This four-week development course is scheduled one week per month over a four-month period, and provides a unique opportunity for professionals to develop and cultivate leadership skills. The instructors are a varied mix of current and former law enforcement personnel, supervisors, attorneys, and field experts who aim is to bring an understanding of law enforcement management and offer applicable knowledge of how to meet the challenges leaders will face throughout their career. Course topics include: Leadership and Communications Excellence; Research Strategies; Challenging the Organizational Culture; Organizational and Nonverbal Communication; Stress Management; Social Intelligence; Managing Media Relations; Domestic Terrorism; and Legal topics. The curriculum includes weekly exams, an oral presentation, and a research paper. The top research papers from each class are posted here.

Session XLVIII of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision will be held at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, AR on the following dates:
February 13-17, 2017
March 6-10, 2017
April 10-14, 2017
May 15-19, 2017

Letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course. Nominated officers must have reached the minimum rank of sergeant to attend. Nominated officers must have reached the minimum rank of sergeant to attend. Lodging assistance is available for a limited number of participants who reside more than 50 miles outside of the designated training site area. Request for lodging assistance must be included in the letter of nomination.

Heads of law enforcement agencies should direct correspondence and letters nominating their candidates to Dr. Cheryl P. May. The deadline for nominations is January 3, 2017.

o This is a 140 hour class.
o This class earns credits in our Degree Program.

For more information, contact Mike Smith: (501) 570-8092 and or Kimberly Hendricks: (501) 570-8041 and