UTHSC lieutenants graduate
from nationally recognized
law enforcement program
Lt. Jack Mathis of the UTHSC police department recently graduated from
the Leadership Command College (LCC) of the Bill Blackwood Law
Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. Lt. Celeste Mussey graduated
from the same institute in 1998.
The LCC is one of the largest programs offered by the institute. It is
nationally recognized as the most comprehensive executive development
program of its kind. The LCC program, taught by a consortium of
universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators
and executives with the skills necessary to deliver effective police
Students attend three 15-day instructional modules. Module I, focusing
on management, is taught at the Center for Executive Development at
Texas A&M University. Module II, focusing on the political, legal and
social environment of law enforcement administration, is taught at the
Criminal Justice Center at Texas Woman's University. Module III,
focusing on law enforcement administration, is taught at the Criminal
Justice Center at Sam Houston State University, where the institute has
In addition to the coursework, students must complete a comprehensive
administrative research project focusing on a topic relevant to law
enforcement administration, and present an oral defense of the project.
The Texas Legislature named the institute after the late Bill Blackwood,
a state representative who was a staunch supporter of law enforcement
officers and an early proponent of the institute.
Lts. Celeste Mussey and Jack Mathis display their diplomas from the
Leadership Command College.