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Texas Police Chiefs will receive training on health and wellness, leadership, social media, and crisis events over the next two years.

Texas Police Chiefs Identify Agenda for Training

Police Chiefs from across the state gathered at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas to develop a training program for their colleagues over the next two years.

The state mandated, biennial training is a 40 hour management and leadership course that is specifically designed to assist police administrators in developing their leadership skills and to help them recognize those factors that impact the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies. A representative panel of Police Chiefs from municipal departments, school and college campus police, and special districts assemble before each training cycle to determine the agenda of critical or emerging issues that will be addressed.

Among the topics that will be discussed in the upcoming cycle, which runs from September 2013 to August 2015, are Health and Wellness; Fusion Centers; Leadership, Legitimacy and Public Confidence; Social Media; and Crisis Events. That curriculum will be developed by LEMIT over the next several months, and nationally recognized experts will be identified to provide the highest caliber of instruction available.

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