Representatives from the League City Police Department have been chosen to travel to China to share their knowledge and experience and gain exposure to international policing, comparative justice philosophy and universal crime trends.
The invitation was extended to Chief Michael Jez and Sgt. Tamara Spencer by the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, at Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center and China’s Zhejiang Police College. Jez and Spencer will represent Texas law enforcement and the United States as ambassadors of best practice and concepts in crime prevention, deterrence, and education.
League City Police Department was chosen two years in a row by Sam Houston State University to host a delegation of cadets from China’s Zhejiang Police College. The purpose of the program was to expose the cadets to a more democratic model of policing
“We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to share our policing practices with the Chinese officers. We hoped that the program would be the first step in an educational relationship with our counterparts in China. Now, we are seeing the result, and we’re excited about the possibility of sharing our best practices and gaining new experience and insight,” said Jez.
The delegation is scheduled to depart for the city of Hangzhou, province of Zhejiang on May 3, 2011 and return on May 14, 2011. The cost of the airfare, accommodations, meals and activities will be covered by LEMIT, and the Zhejiang Police College.