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Community Policing Certificate

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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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The certificate in Community Policing requires 18 credit hours of coursework.


Why take this certificate?

  • Deepen understanding of relationship-building strategies, such as conflict resolution and de-escalation tactics
  • Respond to people who have substance use disorders or are experiencing mental health crises
  • Identify child abuse and neglect indicators and domestic violence and its associated myths

Who is it for?

Professionals or students who need to:

  • Know police patrol functions
  • Analyze major perspectives of victimization
  • Study child abuse and neglect types
  • Learn about psychoactive drugs as well as social policy implication for drug use
  • Explore legal perspectives on family and domestic violence
  • Assess conflict and investigate aspects of negotiation, problem solving and mediation through meaningful case studies

Careers

  • Students, 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