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Certificate in Police Agency Administration

Program Description

This program provides you with the knowledge and skills relevant to issues related to the financial and personnel management within a public or private organization. This program is designed for those who are employed or seeking employment in the fields of policing or private security and are interested in earning a credential that focuses on the internal management and operation of an organization. It is designed to equip future leaders with the foundational tools needed to navigate political, private, and public sector dynamics. This program may be completed as a standalone certificate or embedded as part of any of the undergraduate programs offered at the School of Continuing Studies at no additional cost.

Program Objectives

  • Develop skills related to effective intra-organization communication.
  • Identify and utilize best practices in developing strong community relationships.
  • Apply effective personnel and fiscal management practices.
  • Grant writing.


Required Courses


PA 360 Communication in Organizations
CJS 212 Police Community Relations
PA 363 Public Financial Administration
PA 362 Public Personnel Administration
CJS 322 Police Administration
PA 411 Grant Writing