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Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' (LECS) Program

Message from the Director

Dr. Moffatt photoWelcome and thank you for your interest in the Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' (LECS) program. The LECS program is the first of its kind in the country and as its founder, I designed the LECS program to be directly in line with former President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing (2016), which states "Law enforcement agencies should strive to create a workforce that contains a broad range of diversity...to improve understanding and effectiveness in dealing with all communities." My own experience blends an extensive career as a law enforcement officer, teaching criminal justice in higher education and scholarship in educational leadership and public policy. For these reasons, I chose to specifically address graduation success in higher education, increased inclusion in law enforcement employment, and many of the social and cultural concerns identified in communities across the state of California and potentially, the nation. For students in the LECS program, one of the more remarkable features of the program is the partnership offered with selected law enforcement agencies throughout the state, allowing Sacramento State students to receive an exclusive and transformational education that serves as an effective pathway for them to fulfill their dreams of a career in law enforcement. In fact, the LECS program not only enriches the lives of Sacramento State women and men, but it also develops positive habits of mind in their social development as they journey toward future success at the University and beyond. So please come and join us for the opportunity of a lifetime.

Best wishes,

Dr. Shelby Moffatt 

Director

Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' Program