Law Enforcement Education

The LAURA RECOVERY CENTER has been presenting law enforcement training on the subject of child abduction at the Houston Police Department (HPD) Training Academy for many years. The 8 hour program is a TCLEOSE (Texas Certification of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education) certfied course and participants receive continuing education hours for taking the course. A 4 hour class for cadets is also presented. The classes which are scheduled by HPD are posted on the LRC calendar.

Course Presenters


  • Mr. Bob Walcutt, Executive Director of the LAURA RECOVERY CENTER

Family Perspective Speakers

  • Ms. Gay Smither, Co-Founder and President of the LAURA RECOVERY CENTER Board of Directors
  • Dr. Bob Smither, Co-Founder of the LAURA RECOVERY CENTER

Schedule a Class

If you would like to schedule a class for your department or agency, please contact the Center.