Law Enforcement Administrative Development Professional Certificate

LENF1100 - Law Enforcement Administrative Development Professional Certificate

Learning Path | No Credit or CE | Estimated 200-Hour Workload

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  • feature icon 14-week self-paced learning and 4-day synchronous residency
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Skills to Lead with: Professional Development for Law Enforcement Leaders

Explore our upcoming Law Enforcement Administrative Development (LEAD) program. This 14-week professional certificate course is designed to empower you with advanced skills in strategic leadership, conflict resolution, and management.

Description

In the Law Enforcement Administrative Development (LEAD) Professional Certificate, officers in the field will benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to law enforcement leadership that combines the disciplines of criminal justice, leadership, communication, public policy and administration, and psychology. Learners will receive the foundation necessary to operate in supervisory and leadership positions within law enforcement. This approach also provides learners with the opportunity to understand, evaluate, and practically apply knowledge and skills for greater impact on police agencies and communities throughout their careers.

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How It Works

Officers, as a cohort, will have 14 weeks to complete a series of courses in an online classroom, which will be self-paced, yet faculty supported. Upon completion of the courses, the cohort will participate in a four-day residency featuring a series of instructional sessions and case study discussions that further analyze critical issues in law enforcement.

What You Will Learn

Designed to empower participants with skills in strategic leadership, conflict resolution, and management, this Professional Certificate will also help officers:

  • Demonstrate strategic leadership, conflict resolution, and management skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policies and practices related to contemporary issues challenging the criminal justice system.
  • Design community-based crime-reduction initiatives using partnerships and shared power.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the law enforcement profession.
  • Develop a community-based law enforcement plan to address a community problem.

Eligibility

  • You must have a minimum of three years of work experience as a sworn law enforcement officer.
  • You must provide the required documentation: a recommendation letter by a supervisor and a résumé to demonstrate the leadership experience or aspirations supported by the recommendation.
  • Upon completion of purchase, you will need to submit the required documentation to lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu prior to the course start date. You will receive a full refund if your documentation does not satisfy the eligibility requirements.
  • Contact lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for other payment options.

Refund Policy

You will have seven days to request a full refund after purchase. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

In the event the course is canceled due to low registration, learners will work with School of Lifelong Learning staff to obtain a full refund or explore other appropriate course options.

Curriculum

  • Course 1 - LENF1101: Emotional Intelligence

    In this course, learners examine how communication with a clear objective informed by proper emotional intelligence concepts is a necessary life-saving technique for law enforcement professionals working within the community and across the organization. Learners gather background information about a law enforcement policy and use decision-making and critical thinking skills to create a clear, concise communication. They broaden their ability to write for a specific purpose and a highly defined audience as they incorporate criminal justice principles and practices into a video presentation created to convey a law enforcement policy to a variety of diverse public audiences.

  • Course 2 - LENF1102: Strategic Interviewing Techniques

    In this course, learners explore an invaluable tool in law enforcement–the interview. Whether it be with a person of interest or a job candidate, the effective questioning techniques explored throughout this course can help law enforcement professionals learn to share and obtain the valuable information they need to be effective in their careers. They practice the art of the interview process by conducting an interview of their choice, and then critique the outcome of that interview through the lens of emotional intelligence.

  • Course 3 - LENF1103: Issues in Law Enforcement

    In this course, learners examine events that have significantly changed how the legal system interprets the U.S. Constitution and policy changes. They learn how social and historical changes have shifted perspectives and sparked debates on expanding the rights of government versus safeguarding personal civil rights and civil liberties. This course includes an assessment of contemporary articles and examination of Supreme Court cases. It will also give learners the opportunity to reflect on and potentially broaden their own opinions and perspectives on current criminal justice affairs; challenges their cities face with contemporary criminal justice policies or procedures; and issues of law enforcement, public perception, policy development, and ethics.

  • Course 4 - LENF1104: Strategic Policing

    Every law enforcement organization requires leaders to guide the organization, collaborate with other government and professional leaders, strategically solve challenges, and manage the policing processes that officers carry out while serving the community. Throughout this course, learners engage in a study of the changing strategic context of criminal justice leadership. As a result, they will understand the strategic context for stakeholder relations needed while resolving issues in criminal justice. They also engage in readings and practical assignments that emphasize leadership in a time of unprecedented and unpredictable change. Learners explore these concepts further through an evaluation of the policing method known as problem-oriented policing (POP).

  • Course 5 - LENF1105: Community Engagement

    Effective law enforcement is a collaborative effort among law enforcement professionals and the public. Each party has a stake in positive community engagement and partnership with each other. In this course, learners examine the importance of collaboration, partnership, and networking both across law enforcement agencies and within the communities they serve. They also learn how these practices contribute to reducing crime and improving police-community relations in the development of a crime reduction plan.

  • Course 6 - LENF1106: Law Enforcement Management and Organizational Structure

    There is a diverse assortment of issues and challenges involved in enforcing laws and protecting the public, for which a wide array of agencies share responsibility in addressing. In this course, learners explore the development and evolution of law enforcement in the United States. They also examine the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement professionals and how they navigate the organizational structure within their department and across various related agencies. Learners examine the training process through the development of training materials on how to apply policing strategies.

  • Course 7 - LENF1107: The Use of Power in Law Enforcement

    Law enforcement professionals have many tools at their disposal when enforcing the law, maintaining order, and solving crimes. However, not every tool applies to every circumstance. In this course, learners examine the use of power, force, discretion, and deception. They also examine the role of ethics when applying these techniques and the necessity to control their application. Learners engage in practical exercises to explore long-standing, contemporary, and future law enforcement issues and challenges.

  • Course 8 - LENF1108: Community Approaches to Social Problems and Law Enforcement

    Community policing is a multidisciplinary, coordinated strategy to improve law enforcement effectiveness, and it is the lens through which learners examine community approaches to social problems and criminal justice. They also explore how the community-based approach to policing builds community trust, effects cultural change in a department, and tackles social and law enforcement problems. Learners explore how the development and use of a community policing plan can effect social change in a community.

Features

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Grow your law enforcement leadership skills and take the opportunity to advance your professional goals, whether you are at the local, state, or federal level.

Real-World Scenarios

Real-World Scenarios

Engage with experienced faculty and your peers in practical case studies to further your training as a middle- or upper-level law enforcement administrator.

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

14-week online learning with easily consumable segments to adapt around your busy life and work schedule.

Strengthen Your Community

Strengthen Your Community

Develop a community-based plan to address problems and improve organizational efforts toward positive social change.

Synchronous Residency

Synchronous Residency

Participate in an instructor-led four-day session to further analyze critical current issues in policing, engage in hands-on learning, and network with your peers.

Choose an Accredited University

Choose an Accredited University

Quality matters—especially when it comes to your education. Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

Awards

Professional Certificate

Professional Certificate

Start Date

Availability:
  • In Stock

$2,500.00

How To Enroll?
  • feature icon Professional Development
  • feature icon Advanced
  • feature icon No Credit or CE
  • feature icon Estimated 200-Hour Workload
  • feature icon 14-week self-paced learning and 4-day synchronous residency
  • feature icon Online content accessible for one year

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Law enforcement officers and administrators
  • Detectives
  • Federal police officers including Border Patrol, FBI, and Homeland Security

FAQs

The residency session will be held shortly after completion of the 14-week training. It is tentatively scheduled as an in-person event, with dates and location subject to change. You will receive more detailed information after the course start date.

The residency tuition is included in the course price. You will be responsible for travel and lodging costs.

The residency session is designed as a capstone activity for the course. You will be required to complete all online training before attending the residency.

If you can’t attend the scheduled residency for your cohort, you can work with our staff to attend the next available session./div>

This Professional Certificate doesn’t carry academic credits.

Learners should expect to spend 10-15 hours a week (excluding residency) to successfully complete the online learning.