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Certificate in Public Safety

Program Description

This program provides you with the knowledge and skills relevant to issues related to the public safety issues that affect both public and private entities. 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 fundamental components of preventing, detecting, and responding to crime and threats to public safety. 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 effective prevention, detection, and response to crime.
  • Identify effective responses to the effects of social issues like drugs and gang violence as it relates to the mission of private security and policing.


Fast Track Certificate Program - Starting April 23, 2018

Fast Track Course Sequence

Students can enroll in a fast-track certificate program in order to complete the certificate in less than a year. Students seeking the fast-track certificate take one course during each 8-week minimester in the order below:

  • PA.360 - Communication in Organizations
  • CJS.424 - Securing the Homeland
  • CJS.428 - Crime Prevention
  • CJS.407 - Terrorism
  • CJS.305 - Drugs, Society, and Behavior
  • CJS.427 - Youth Gangs

The fast-track certificate program starts April 23, 2018.

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