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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Lt. William Bridgwater Graduates from Leadership Command College


Bridgwater was the first employee in the City’s history to complete this program.

The program provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. Taught at three different universities – Texas A&M University, Texas Women’s University and Sam Houston State University - the program focuses on leadership, the political, legal, and social environment of law enforcement and law enforcement administration during the three different modules.

“It is important to provide training for our employees, especially leadership training,” says Ken Coughlin. “Bill was an excellent choice to participate in the program and we are proud to have him graduate from the Leadership Command College.”  

Each of the three 3-week modules attended by participants in the program is taught by top national and international law enforcement experts. Topics include leadership, professional ethics and integrity, communication, and personnel management issues. The Command College curriculum also strives to keep participants informed on contemporary issues in Criminal Justice.

This program is one of many offered by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, headquartered on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville,
Texas. The Institute, known as “LEMIT,” has been training law enforcement managers and executives since its inception in 1987. No tax monies are necessary to support LEMIT, which is funded by a surcharge on criminal court costs affording eligible Texas Law Enforcement managers and executive’s essential professional development. Between one and two thousand Texas law enforcement personnel benefit from LEMIT training each year.