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Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA)

Providing leadership courses that are tailored to the specific needs of law enforcement professionals.

The University of Kansas Public Management Center (KUPMC) and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), a unit of KU Continuing Education, work together to support law enforcement agencies in Kansas with their professional education needs at the command and front-line supervisory levels through the Kansas Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA).

The mission of LELA is to provide high quality leadership development, strengthen partnerships, and promote professionalism throughout the law enforcement community in Kansas.

We offer three distinct programs for all levels of law enforcement.  We also facilitate custom workshops. 


LELA Programs

Command School

LELA Command School is targeted to command staff in law enforcement, especially those who participate in leading the organization with a role in policy development and implementation.

Supervisor School

LELA Supervisor School is a one-week course designed for front-line supervisors to train them to supervise and provide direction to staff in the law enforcement context.

Foundation/Introduction to Supervision

LELA 2-Day Foundation/Introduction to Supervision offers a brief but powerful introduction to tools and perspectives that drive successful leadership in the law enforcement context.

Questions? - CPSL@ku.edu | 620-694-1401