Public Safety Leadership Certificate

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Can be completed in only two semesters!

Who should earn this certificate?

This 12-credit hour certificate is designed  for public safety and service leaders in fields such as law enforcement, emergency management, fire service, public health service, emergency medical services, environmental health and safety services, nonprofit organizations engaged in public safety and service, homeland security, and public administration to develop the essential leadership skills they will need to direct and manage public safety and service programs and teams. This certificate is designed to support mid- and senior-level leaders, including military service members and those planning to transition into civilian service.

Why from Drury?

Program curriculum was designed by public service and safety experts. Our faculty have been carefully selected to reflect extensive experience in diverse fields of public safety as well as having academic credentials from accredited institutions. Coursework features practical learning experiences and projects that can be immediately implemented in the work place.

No time for a full degree? The graduate certificate <$6,000.

This can be a standalone program or be applied to a Master in Public Service and Safety Leadership or the Master in Integrative Leadership. This certificate is transcripted upon completion, allowing you to show documented evidence of your credential and graduate level credits earned in as little as a year.

For information on Drury’s other leadership related certificates and programs, visit the Drury Leadership Collaborative.

This certificate includes four courses (8-week sessions), all offered online:

Jarett Metheny, Program Coordinator

Jarett MethenyJarett Metheny serves as the Program Coordinator for the Public Safety and Service Leadership Master’s Degree Program. He began his fire service career in 1995 and has served in a variety of leadership capacities. In addition to his public safety experience, he has served as an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor in multiple public safety programs.

Jarett obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology in 1995 and a Master’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Management Administration in 1999, both from Oklahoma State University, where he is also pursuing a PhD.

He is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy and is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.  He has served on multiple boards and committees for the National Fire Protection Association, International Fire Service Training Association, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.


Jarett Metheny, Program Coordinator
Drury Leadership Collaborative
Dr. Regina Waters, Director