The SCHOOL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPERVISION (SLES) provides a foundation that enforcement professionals need to advance as effective leaders and build progressive careers.  Distinguished lecturers recognized as experts in their profession and other exceptional speakers provide instruction that give administrators excellent opportunities to develop and cultivate their management skills.  Specific program objectives are continually evaluated and carefully selected to ensure the program is meeting the needs of leaders in the field. The standard requirements for SLES are to successfully complete a written examination at the conclusion of each week, and 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 LIV of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision will be hosted by the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, AR on the following dates:

February 10-14, 2020

March 9-13, 2020

May 11-15, 2020

June 15-19, 2020

Letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course. Lodging assistance is limited for Session LIV.

The deadline date for nomination letters for Session LIV is January 3, 2020.  Please note the Fall 2020 class – SLES Session LV – will be held in Northwest Arkansas. Housing assistance will not be offered for Session LV.

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