Sam Houston State University
A Member of The Texas State University System

Sam Houston State University

Come to Sam Houston State and see a beautiful campus where 16,795 inspired students attend class in a safe and incredibly close-knit community. You’ll see world-class teaching, learning, research, creativity and public service.

George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center

The George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center houses SHSU's College of Criminal Justice, one of the largest and oldest programs of its kind in the country, as well as the Correctional Management Institute of Texas and the Crime Victims Institute.

Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

The largest and most sophisticated statewide preparation program for police management in the United States. LEMIT provides training to develop the administrative, analytical, and executive skills of current and future Texas law enforcement officials at no cost to either the participant or his/her agency.

Correctional Management Institute of Texas

Delivers professional development training programs to personnel in juvenile and adult institutional and community corrections agencies. CMIT has trained over 85,000 corrections professionals in topics ranging from juvenile detention and sex offender management to leadership ethics and crisis negotiation. CMIT also provides technical assistance to criminal justice agencies and serves as a host to a number of conferences, training initiatives, and meetings of agencies and professional organizations.