Friday, October 20, 2017

Building Professional Law Enforcement Agencies for Three Decades

30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary

LEMIT is celebrating three decades of service to the law enforcement community in Texas and beyond.

Thirty years ago, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) was created by the state legislature to provide professional development opportunities to future law enforcement leaders in the Lone Star State.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Police Chiefs Tackle Resiliency in Leadership Series


Police Chiefs

The new cycle of the Texas Police Chief Leadership Series examines ways to build resiliency in your agency.

Police Chiefs from across Texas began the new two-year cycle of training, which includes sessions on recruiting and marketing, community policing, leadership skills, financial planning, and agency resiliency.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Creating a Lifelong Culture of Safety for Law Enforcement

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LEMIT is hosting a national symposium on the best practices to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries among law enforcement officers.

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) is proud to announce it will be hosting a national symposium on best practices to prevent line-of-duty law enforcement deaths.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LEMIT Offers Training on Investigating Campus Crimes


Campus Crimes

LEMIT offers training on Oct 2-3 on investigating sex crimes, domestic violence and cyberbullying on public school and college campuses.

With the academic year gearing up for schools and campuses across the state, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is offering a course on investigating violent crime in educational settings.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Study Helps Local Police Agencies Improve Investigations of Violent Crimes



A study by Dr. William King and colleagues led to changes in the way police process ballistic evidence in crime labs.

Results of a study of ballistics imaging by crime labs, first published in 2013, have already led to improvements in how labs and police agencies process and use information about violent gun crime.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Franklin Appointed "Voice for Victims" at Crime Victims' Institute

Crime Victims

Cortney Franklin will study victim issues and report to advocacy groups and the legislature as head of the Crime Victims' Institute.

Cortney Franklin was appointed Director of the Crime Victims’ Institute (CVI) at Sam Houston State University, a research center that studies the impact of crime on victims and society and makes policy recommendations to the Texas Legislature and advocacy groups.

Monday, July 3, 2017

SHSU Study Earns Top Award at Policing Journal

Emerald Award sign built into police lineup

Eyewitness ID

A study examining eyewitness identification practices at the Houston Robbery Division won an award from Emerald Publishing.

A study conducted by Sam Houston State University researchers on eyewitness identification procedures used by the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department received the 2017 Award of Excellence from Emerald Publishing.