Universityís Chief of Police Patrick Coggins recently graduated from the
Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas,
a program that 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.
Module I was taught at
the Center for Executive Development at Texas A&M University and focused on
leadership. Module II at Texas Womanís University focused on the political,
legal, and social environment of law enforcement. The third and final module concluded at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, February
24 with training in law enforcement administration.
Each of the three-week
modules 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 on top of contemporary issues in criminal justice.
This program is one of
many offered by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of
Texas (LEMIT), headquartered at Sam Houston State University. LEMIT has been educating
law enforcement managers and executives since its inception in 1987. LEMIT
offers numerous seminars, training for police chiefs, and the leadership
program, which is one of the premiere law enforcement academies in the nation.
LEMIT is funded by a surcharge on criminal court costs, providing essential professional
development for eligible Texas law enforcement managers and executives. More
than 1,000 Texas law enforcement personnel benefit from LEMIT training each
Coggins came to MSU in
January 2016. He earned an associate degree from Western Texas College, a
Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences from MSU, and a Master of Criminal
Justice from Troy University.