Certificate Programs for Law Enforcement

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Certificate Programs for Law Enforcement


Slahor, Stephenie, Law & Order


Perhaps you have your formal education completed with a degree, but you may be interested in continuing your education for a particular professional need or personal desire to do specialized study in an area of law enforcement. Such professional education will certainly enhance your abilities, but it could also lead to more opportunities in your career.

Many colleges, universities, and special schools offer online and in-class certificate programs of interest to law enforcement personnel. These programs usually do not require a great deal of time to complete, and they are often affordable.

Most do not require a commitment to a degree program or track, but be aware that some schools' certificate programs have particular academic requirements (such as having earned a bachelor's or master's degree or a certain number of college credits) before allowing enrollment for a particular certificate. Determine what is appropriate for your educational level and your career needs and goals. Here is a look at some of the offerings available.

Active Shooter Incidents

Special study in the characteristics of active shooter incidents and perpetrators, the causes and types of situations, and the procedures for resolution are part of further education in resolving this crime.

Schools to consider: Institute of Police Technology and Management http://otis.iptm.org (three courses involving different settings of an active shooter at an educational institution, a place of worship, or a workplace); TAC*ONE http:/ /www.taconeconsultmg. com/law-enforcement-mjQitary/active-shooter-training.

Administration

Advancing in a law enforcement career may require a graduate level degree or advanced study, but a certificate can be a comprehensive way to explore the workings of policy, program analysis and evaluation, research, new developments, local government operations, public organizational structure and management, community diversity, employee assistance programs, ethics and leadership.

Schools to consider: Arizona State University https.//ccj. asu.edu/content/ccj-online-certificates; Kaplan University www.KaplanUniversity.edu; University of Central Florida http://www.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu/programs/Program. aspx?ID=1124&program=Police%20Leadership%20Certificate; Dalhousie University www.dal.ca/faculty/cce/programs/policeleadership. html

Corrections

Improving and enhancing corrections, rehabilitation, and institutional management are the core aspects of correctional institutions. Certificate studies are diverse and include such topics as leadership, policy development, trends, and disposition and sentencing factors.

Schools to explore: Arizona State University https://cq.asu. edu/content/ccj-online-certificates; American Military University www.amu.apus.edu; Kaplan University www.KaplanUniversity. edu; Central Florida University www.cohpa.ucf.edu/criminaljustice/ certificates/.

Crash Investigation

Specific skills in investigation, math, physics, vehicle dynamics, and reconstruction are involved in conducting successful crash investigation. Plus, there are special techniques necessary for incidents involving a pedestrian, heavy vehicle or motorcycle, and in using the templates and tools involved in crash investigation.

Schools to explore: Northwestern University (online courses that are instructor led) https://sps.northwestern.edu/program- areas/publicsafety/program/crashinvestigation.asp;

Institute of Police Technology and Management http://oris. iptm.org (at scene, advanced investigation or Bosch® Crash Data Retrieval Tool use).

Cyber Security

A variety of certificates are available through educational, undergraduate level, or graduate level studies in information security. Such programs usually include specialized courses in such areas as security management, computer forensics, threats and hacking, cloud computing, cyber architecture and design, network security, access control, assessments and audits, cyber investigations, and operational security measures. …

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