Police Leadership, Certificate

Certificate in Police Leadership (380023C)

The Certificate in Police Leadership is designed to provide advanced police studies education and preparation for promotional assessments for current and aspiring police supervisors and managers.  The program combines topics covered in state and national police leadership programs with a comprehensive exploration of the social science research on policing.  The Certificate will help leaders develop the data-driven and evidence-based decision-making tool kit that is necessary for success in this demanding career path. 

The Certificate in Police Leadership is a stand-alone certificate.  Students are not required to enroll in a degree program.

The following information has official approval of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Police Leadership” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses18
Total Hours18

Required Courses

CRJU:305Policing Administration and Management3
CRJU:307Foundations of Crime Analysis3
CRJU:398Police Accountability and Risk Management3
CRJU:405Policing Theory and Strategy3
CRJU:407Advanced Crime Analysis3
CRJU:465Crisis & Trauma: Assessments & Interventions3
Total Hours18