National Jail Leadership Command Academy

The National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) is designed to provide training for succession preparation, and to develop leadership skills for successful transitioning into senior leadership positions within jails.
NJLCA is a joint initiative of the American Jail Association, the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, and the National Association of Counties.

$2,395 per person (single occupancy)
$2,195 per person (double occupancy)
Fee includes training materials, lodging, and meals
**Prices are subject to change without prior notice.**
Mid-level managers
For the purposes of the NJLCA, a mid-level manager is defined as a person (sworn or civilian) who supervises the work and performance of employees in a jail facility and is in line to succeed those persons that currently direct, administer, and/or are in charge of the operations of the jail facility, division, bureau, department, program, and/or shift.
Attendance at each session of the NJLCA is limited to 37 participants. The NJLCA recommends no more than two participants per agency, per class. Those applicants not selected for any applied class must reapply for the next desired session.

Faculty includes subject matter experts comprised of both field practitioners and appropriate criminal justice academicians.

George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Participants will be housed on campus at the University Hotel

  • Essential Leadership
  • Self-Awareness and Understanding Yourself – MBTI
  • Managing with Data
  • Agency Internal Culture
  • Collaboration for Jail Leaders
  • Managing the Generations in the Workplace
  • Workforce Development
  • Organizational and Personal Leadership Development
  • Dealing with Criticism and Crucial Conversations
  • Agency Mission, Vision, and Values
  • The Jail Budget and Strategic Planning
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Group Problem-Solving and Presentation  

Apply today!  Click here for the application:
Scholarships are available, click here for more information.

For questions please contact to:
Connie Lacy      
Director of Professional Development 
Phone: 301-857-2298    
Sharese Hurst 
Project Coordinator
Phone: 936-294-1687