Online Law Enforcement Administration Graduate Certificate

As a law enforcement professional, you understand the role that administrators play. Hone your leadership and management skills by completing a law enforcement certificate. Study topics in policing, program analysis and related fields like public administration.

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Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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A law enforcement certificate to administer an enforcement agency

The law enforcement certificate is designed to give you a solid understanding of law enforcement agency administration, leadership and policy analysis. This program is ideal for law enforcement professionals looking to enter leadership positions in public agencies, address management challenges and develop and implement public policies. In this law enforcement program, you’ll learn about current issues facing criminal justice organizations and law enforcement agencies. By gaining a strong foundation in management strategies, public agency leadership and policy development, you’ll be ready to grow your career as an officer or administrator.

What is a law enforcement certificate?

 

This certificate program gives professionals and enrolled students an opportunity to focus on police administration coursework. You can pursue this law enforcement certificate as a stand-alone program or concurrently with an ASU Online master’s program. If you plan carefully, you can fully share credits between the certificate program and the Master of Arts in criminal justice online program, subject to Graduate College policy guidelines.

Graduates of this online certificate program can develop skills in the following areas:

  • Public administration.
  • Public agency management.
  • Policing program analysis and development.
  • Policy analysis and development.

What is police administration?

 

Police administration is the control and operation of law enforcement agencies. Police administrators are responsible for reviewing, developing and implementing agency policy to prevent crime and increase public safety. Police administrators may also oversee staff, develop budgets and manage community relationships.This certificate program can help you develop administration skills and make you a more competitive candidate for administrative and leadership jobs in the field of criminal justice.

Law enforcement administration courses

You'll take courses in high-level police administration covering a variety of topics, including policing strategies, police accountability, public management and more.


Required

Seminar in Policing


Required

Seminar in Criminal Justice Organization and Management


Required

Police Accountability


Required

Public Management


What can I do with a law enforcement certificate?

A law enforcement certificate can help you advance your career as a law enforcement official. Graduates can expect to find careers in U.S. law enforcement agencies, such as the police force, FBI, U.S. Secret Service and state troops agencies.

Court clerk

Environmental compliance inspector

First-line police supervisor

Law enforcement teacher

Parking enforcement officer

Join experienced leaders in criminal justice

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Join experienced leaders in criminal justice

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Law enforcement certificate requirements

Applicants to the graduate law enforcement certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

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Become a student in an award winning school of community solutions

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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