January 26, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 4

Newly Granted




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 services.

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 its headquarters.

Lts. Celeste Mussey and Jack Mathis display their diplomas from the Leadership Command College.
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.