Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-54
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 3, 2014
Date of Second Reading: March 31, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Programs–School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - for the establishment of a graduate certificate– Law Enforcement Administration
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College Public Programs –School of Criminology and Criminal Justice – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Law Enforcement
Rationale: The Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration will prepare and enhance the law enforcement professional with coursework in criminal justice organizations, policing and program analysis, and in cross-disciplines such as public administration. The certificate is designed to give students a solid foundational understanding of law enforcement agency administration, leadership, and policy analysis.
An advanced degree is an important key to career progression within law enforcement administration. Those with a law enforcement administration certificate will have an advantage that makes a difference – a practical understanding of police administration. Graduates of this program should expect to find employment in all levels of government from local to federal agencies, and in the expanding market of private security.