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Public Administration and Justice Studies

Certified Police Manager, Undergraduate Certificate

The Certfied Police Manager Program allows current or aspiring police leaders to gain the necessary skills to effectively lead in the current police environment.  Courses focus on connecting leadership theory to practice, employment law, contemporary criminal justice issues, cultural diversity, and ethics.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Certified Police Manager?

To effectively lead in law enforcement, it is essential to have a solid practitioner background and an understanding of core leadership skills. The Police Leader certificate is designed to provide current and aspiring police leaders with this essential knowledge, thereby paving the way for a positive promotional process and success as a police leader.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

Careers Opportunities Include:
Students with the necessary practitioner experience and the certified police leader certificate can pursue the following career opportunities:
Supervisor in law enforcement, the courts and corrections

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Some online/blended coursework Required


Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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