A Leadership Learning Path Designed for Law Enforcement Officers
Interdisciplinary approach to law enforcement leadership by combining the disciplines of criminal justice, management, communication, public policy and administration and psychology.
Opportunity to understand, evaluate, and then practically apply knowledge and skills that will impact police agencies and their communities.
14-week online learning supported by PhD faculty and a four-day synchronous residency.
LEAD the Way
Skills to LEAD With: Professional Development for Law Enforcement Leaders
Explore our upcoming Law Enforcement Administrative Development (LEAD) Professional Certificate, designed to empower you with advanced skills in strategic leadership, conflict resolution, and management.
Kimberley Blackmon, Ph.D
Dr. Kimberley Blackmon began her law enforcement career in 1998, working as an investigative intern with the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office. A Florida native, she earned her undergraduate degree in criminology at Florida State University. Having developed a deep passion for the criminal justice process, she went on to complete the police academy and joined the Clermont Police Department in central Florida in 1999. While gaining experience in patrol, investigations, community relations and administration, she continued her studies at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her master’s degree in criminal justice in 2006 and her PhD in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences in 2014.
Jessie Lee, Ph.D.
Dr. Jessie Lee has been a law enforcement executive, senior advisor, and strategy consultant who has championed diversity and inclusion in public safety, law enforcement, and higher education. Dr. Lee is the former executive director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Currently, he serves as senior consultant to the executive search and assessment center team for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In this role, Dr. Lee oversees a variety of extensive management studies, both domestic, and international, including public safety on university campuses. Dr. Lee is the academic program director of the criminal justice department at Walden University.
POTENTIAL PATHWAY TO A FUTURE DEGREE
Apply your learning toward Walden University’s Tempo Learning® MS in Criminal Justice or BS in Criminal Justice program.*
START A NEW PROFESSIONAL PATH
If you’re looking to explore avenues for career growth, our offerings provide you with the opportunity to advance your personal goals in new industries or areas.
REFRESH YOUR SKILLS
Our courses are focused on meeting the educational needs of working adult learners—to help improve skills, increase knowledge, and build confidence.
BOOST YOUR CREDIBILITY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Address concerns and challenges in your career with courses that deliver information and insights that can help you succeed.
FULFILL LICENSURE NEEDS
Walden’s non-degree course offerings may be able to help you meet your continuing education, professional development, certification, or licensure needs.†
Online learning with easily consumable segments to adapt around your busy life. Self-paced learning enables you to advance your knowledge and skills while balancing work and family commitments.
†Please consult with the appropriate licensing or certifying authority, local school district, or other organization to determine whether a course will satisfy applicable requirements to maintain licensure, obtain or renew certification, or establish eligibility for employment.
*In the event that an individual chooses to matriculate into Walden University’s Tempo Learning® MS in Criminal Justice or BS in Criminal Justice degree program, Walden University will review any prior learning completed by the student, including the Professional Certificate, and the university may apply competency credit equivalency toward the program. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. Prospective students who reside outside of the United States are advised to review accreditation requirements for their own country to confirm recognition of their Walden program of choice.
Walden University is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt, or not subject to approval in all states, except New York and Rhode Island. Some states have required statements that can be found on our State Authorization for Distance Education page. It is the student’s responsibility to know and understand the statutes and regulations of the state in which they intend to utilize this degree.