41 First-Line Law Enforcement Officers from 21 Texas Agencies Participating in the "Texas Sergeant Academy" Leadership and Ethics Program, Hosted by Sugar Land PD
PILOT POINT, Texas (January 26, 2024) – The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (“ILEA”) at The Center for American and International Law (“CAIL”) is pleased to announce that 41 law enforcement first-line supervisors from 21 agencies are participating in ILEA’s two-week Texas Sergeant Academy at the Sugar Land Police Department training facility that began on January 22.
Pilot Point Police Corporal David Tatsak was one of the chosen few to participate in this elite program. Cpl. Tatsak is the fourth officer from Pilot Point to undergo this training, following Sergeant Preston Green, Corporal Madison Loughry and Corporal Justin Hull, who all underwent the training in 2023.
“The Pilot Point Police Department is proud to be a member agency in ILEA and participate in opportunities for leadership training," Police Chief Rex Marks said. "It is our intent to continue this relationship to develop and enhance the skill sets of our current and future leaders in meeting the challenges ahead.”
The Texas Sergeant Academy, one of ILEA’s premier training programs, equips new first-line leaders with the skills needed to succeed in their leadership positions. Taught by law enforcement and academic professionals with broad backgrounds, the Texas Sergeant Academy offers officers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on leadership, communication, ethical leadership, and supervisory accountability.
“We are excited to partner with the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool on training that will ensure our community remains among the safest in the nation,” stated Sugar Land Police Chief Mark Poland. “The Sugar Land community prioritizes and supports public safety. Our continued commitment to partnerships and training is essential to the delivery of the high level of services our citizens expect. We are proud that we are able to meet these expectations while also providing the same opportunity for other participating agencies, because crime prevention is a regional effort that does not stop at the borders of Sugar Land.”
The Texas Sergeant Academy was created in 2017 in cooperation with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool to provide training opportunities for officers throughout the US. Since then, over 600 officers have successfully completed the Texas Sergeant Academy.