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School of Law Enforcement Supervision

The SCHOOL OF LAW ENFORCMENT SUPERVISION (SLES) provides a foundation that enforcement professionals need to advance as effective leaders and build progressive careers.  Distinguished lecturers recognized as experts in their profession and other exceptional speakers provide instruction that give administrators excellent opportunities to develop and cultivate their management skills.  Specific program objectives are continually evaluated and carefully selected to ensure the program is meeting the needs of leaders in the field. The standard requirements for SLES are to successfully complete a written examination at the conclusion of each week, and preparation of a research paper on a topic relevant to law enforcement supervision. This four-week development course is scheduled one week per month over a four-month period. The curriculum includes weekly exams, an oral presentation, and a research paper. The top research papers from each class are posted here.

Session LII of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision will be hosted by the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, AR on the following dates:

February 11-15, 2019
March 11-15, 2019
April 8-12, 2019
May 20-24, 2019

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 will not be offered for Session LII.

The deadline date for nomination letters for Session LII is January 4, 2019.

Heads of law enforcement agencies should direct correspondence and letters nominating their candidates to Dr. Cheryl P. May.

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

For more information, contact Kimberly Hendricks: (501) 570-8041 and