Community policing is a collaboration between the police and the community that identifies and solves community problems. It also emphasizes positive relationships between officers and citizens. In support of this philosophy, the certificate program in community policing is designed for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of relationship-building strategies, such as conflict resolution and de-escalation tactics, how to respond to people who have substance use disorders or are experiencing mental health crises, child abuse and neglect indicators, and domestic violence and its associated myths.
This certificate in community policing is a stand-alone program that is not embedded in an undergraduate degree program, and prior college experience is not required for acceptance. Non-degree seeking professionals to include police officers, first responders, and criminal justice workers may find the certificate useful in enhancing their professional credentials and expanding their repertoire of skills to help people.
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