Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program
Public safety in the 21st century requires a holistic approach. Effective leadership and collaboration between public safety disciplines is essential to meet the complex challenges facing society today.
The Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program provides students with a solutions-centered approach to public safety by adopting a multidisciplinary and “whole-of-community” methodology.
The PSLP course is divided into four modules:
- Leadership – Collaborative leadership,negotiation, ethics, conflict resolution,decision making, metrics, working with Millennials, implicit bias and crisis communication.
- Global Threats – Terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, gangs, human trafficking, drug cartels, intelligence and hate crimes.
- Technology – Cybersecurity and open-source intelligence, social media, cyber-crime, drones.
- Community Engagement – Faith-based communities, mental health, homelessness, civil rights/liberties, special populations and outreach strategies.
Testimonial: “The PSLP gave me deeper insight and discussions on implicit bias, racism, community relations, vulnerable populations and police misconduct. The experience has strongly driven me to do more charitable work with Asian-American NPOs, and it also reminded me of the reason I first became interested in law enforcement, to influence positive change within the field.” — Sgt. Jason Chao, El Monte Police Department
Fall 2020 Schedule
All classes will be held online.
Class times: 8 AM – 12:30 PM
Class dates: Every Saturday from August 22 through December 12
*No class on September 5 or November 28
Certificate Ceremony Dinner: December 12, 2020 (tentative)
Course schedule subject to change.
SCI invites applications from students with public safety backgrounds, including law enforcement, fire, EMS, health, social work, and education, as well as from local, state, and federal agencies. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Applying to this program requires completion of an online application. The program fee is $4,000 per student, which covers tuition and materials.
The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020.