Regional Community Policing Institute
Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy
The Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy (SECLA) is a dynamic seven-week law enforcement leadership and management program designed for progressive and innovative police managers. SECLA prepares mid- and upper-level supervisory personnel for the increased responsibility of administrative command positions by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in their agencies and communities.
The SECLA curriculum was developed by a team of national experts in the field of policing and is delivered by these same experts to ensure integrity of delivery. All instructors are seasoned law enforcement professionals; have earned a PhD in Criminal Justice or a related field; teach at a major university; and have published related books or articles in peer-reviewed journals. The curriculum covers current issues and information police administrators rely upon to adequately respond to the diverse demands of an executive position.
Session Thirteen - currently taking applications
Session Thirteen will begin July 15, 2013 in Chattanooga, TN.
- July 15-26, 2013: Chattanooga, TN
- September 2-6, 2013: Online
- October 14-18, 2013: Chattanooga, TN
- December 2-6, 2013: Online
- January 27-31, 2014: Chattanooga, TN
- March 3-7, 2014: Chattanooga, TN
Comments from many officers regarding their experience with SECLA may be found on our Success Stories page.
"The SECLA program has the full support of our Association as well as numerous law enforcement agencies across Tennessee and the southeast region. A majority of departments simply cannot afford to send officers to leadership development training that requires a commitment of consecutive months away from duties and assignments. SECLA makes it much easier for departments, there is no vast interruption of staffing, and proper staffing is critical for effective supervision and consistent service to our communities."
Chief Kim Wallace, Former President, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, and Chief of Police in Dover, Tennessee
"The one week a month training format assists our department in staffing by not having them absent for an extended period of time. It aids in their ability to maintain a family life, as many of them have commitments that would not allow them to be absent for extended periods."
Chief Sterling P. Owen IV, Knoxville Police Department