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 LVI will be held on the following dates at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive, Fayetteville, AR:
March 7-11, 2022
April 11-15, 2022
May 9-13, 2022
June 6-10, 2022

Letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course.  Nomination letters for the next session – Session LVI – can be submitted through January 24, 2022.

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