Policing Strategies

Degree Type

Graduate Certificate


Be more than the badge—get the skills you need to be better and do better.


Advance Your Criminal Justice Career

Some cultures and communities never know the experience of fair and balanced policing and law enforcement. With so many systemic inequities coming to light, demands on police officers, supervisors, and commanders are increasing.

Learn how you can inform and practice policing strategies that build communities instead of breaking them down. We designed this certificate to build on practical and theoretical criminal justice education.

Apply these certificate courses to our Master of Science in Criminal Justice!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Community relationship-building
  • Communications
  • Diversity and interpersonal skills
  • Effective enforcement strategies
  • Crime analysis
  • Responsibilities related to terrorism and homeland security
  • Recent developments in constitutional law and criminal procedure
  • Leadership and management
  • Strategic decision-making as well as data and intelligence analysis in administrative, operational, and tactical situations

Who Should Apply

This program is for anyone currently employed in the criminal justice system who wants to advance your skills and career. Because this certificate enhances professional preparedness and speaks to increasing demands on people within these fields, we encourage prospective and current police officers, supervisors, commanders, and any other criminal justice professionals to apply.

Certificate Requirements

To graduate with an graduate Certificate in Policing Strategies, students must complete 18 credit hours:

Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Credits Name
CRJU 533 3 The Dynamics of Police Community Relationships
CRJU 534 3 Terrorism and Homeland Security
CRJU 535 3 Compstat, Crime Analysis, Mapping and Strategic-Oriented Policing
CRJU 536 3 Intelligence-Led Policing and Intelligence Analysis
CRJU 525 3 Criminal Procedure
CRJU 564 3 Criminal Justice Management
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Alpha Phi Sigma

Coppin's chapter of the nationally recognized Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, welcomes undergraduate and graduate students studying criminal justice, criminology, or a related field.

Related Programs

Criminal Justice


Investigative Sciences


Policing Strategies is in the Department of Criminal Justice in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.