Texas City Police Captain First in Department to Graduate from Law Enforcement Command Officer Program

Texas City Police Captain First in Department to Graduate from Law Enforcement Command Officer Program
Captain Manuel Johnson

In a significant milestone for the Texas City Police Department (T.C.P.D.), Captain Manuel Johnson has become the first officer from the department to graduate from the Law Enforcement Command Officer Program (L.E.C.O.P.), a flagship initiative by the Texas Police Chief’s Association Foundation.

Established to foster personal leadership development and organizational health and integrity, L.E.C.O.P. aims to equip up-and-coming law enforcement professionals with comprehensive leadership skills. The program recognizes individuals who diligently prepare for leadership roles, offering 16 courses for those seeking the prestigious acknowledgment.

Captain Johnson, who joined T.C.P.D. in 2006 and currently serves as the Patrol Commander, successfully completed the demanding program. Graduates are required to attend a minimum of 10 courses, totaling approximately 250 hours of training. Remarkably, less than 60 officers in the entire state of Texas have earned this recognition.

Expressing his commitment to professional growth, Captain Johnson is concurrently pursuing formal education while actively participating in leadership training. His ultimate goal is to ascend to the position of Police Chief.

Speaking about the program, Captain Johnson highlighted the wealth of experience brought by retired police chiefs with over 50 years in law enforcement. These seasoned instructors are impassioned about inspiring fellow law enforcement professionals to lead with distinction.

Captain Johnson issued a challenge to his colleagues at T.C.P.D., urging those dedicated to law enforcement supervision to undertake the L.E.C.O.P. journey. He emphasized the noble nature of policing and encouraged others to contribute to the legacy of an honorable profession.

The Texas City Police Department expressed immense pride in Captain Johnson’s accomplishment, commending his hard work and dedication.