La Porte police lieutenant graduates from Leadership Command College
On Aug. 3, Lt. Ed Swenson of the La Port Police Department graduated from the Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, according to a La Port Police Department press release. The nine-week program has three modules and is taught by universities throughout Texas. It provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. A military veteran, Swenson has been with the La Porte Police Department for 27 years and currently serves as commander for the agency's Support Services Division. He completed Leadership Command College while pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. The first module focuses on leadership and is taught at the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University. The second module, presented at Texas Women's University, focuses on the political, legal and social environment of law enforcement. The program concludes with a third module that offers training in law enforcement administration at Sam Houston State University. Top national and international law enforcement experts lead each of the three modules, teaching leadership, professional ethics and integrity, communication and personnel management issues. The curriculum of the college strives to keep participants on top of contemporary issues in criminal justice. The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is headquartered on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and teaches this and other programs. The LEMIT Institute has been training law enforcement managers and executives since its inception in 1987 and offers numerous seminars and training for police chiefs, as well as the leadership program, which is one of the premiere law enforcement academies in the nation. A surcharge on criminal court costs funds LEMIT, which allows eligible Texas Law Enforcement managers and executives essential professional development. For more information on its leadership initiatives, call the La Porte Police Department at 281-471-2141. For more information on LEMIT, call Dara Glotzbach at 936-294-4807.