The SCHOOL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPERVISION (SLES) provides a foundation that law enforcement professionals need to build strong careers and advance as effective leaders.  Exceptional speakers and those recognized as experts in their profession provide instruction and facilitate group activities.  SLES provides endless opportunities for leaders to develop and cultivate excellent management skills.  Specific program objectives are carefully selected and continually evaluated to ensure the program information is relevant. The requirements to successfully complete SLES include a written examination at the conclusion of each week, completing all reading assignments, and the preparation of a research paper on a topic relevant to law enforcement supervision.

This four-week development course is scheduled one week per month over a four-month period. The curriculum includes weekly exams, reading assignments, and a research paper due at the end of the third week. The top research papers from each class are posted here.

Session LIX will be held on the following dates at the Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock, AR:
September 11-15, 2023
October 2-6, 2023
November 6-10, 2023
December 4-8, 2023

Letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course.  Nominations for this session will close on August 4, 2023. If your agency would like to be considered for lodging assistance,  it must be indicated in your letter of nomination.

Heads of law enforcement agencies should direct correspondence and letters nominating their candidates to Dr. Cheryl P. May.

This is a 140 hour class.

This class earns credits in our Degree Program.

This class is included in our membership program.

Class hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information, contact Kimberly Hendricks Jones: (501) 570-8041 and