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 and a research paper. The top research papers from each class are posted here.

Session LIII of the School of Law Enforcement Supervision will be hosted by the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, AR on the following dates:

September 9-13, 2019
October 21-25, 2019
November 18-22, 2019
December 9-13, 2019

Letters of nomination are required for officers to attend this specialized course. Nominated officers must have reached the minimum rank of sergeant to attend. Nominated officers must have reached the minimum rank of sergeant to attend. Lodging assistance will not be offered for Session LIII.

The deadline date for nomination letters for Session LIII is August 2, 2019.

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

o This is a 140-hour class.
o This class earns credits in our Degree Program.
o This class is included in our membership program.

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