North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Budgeting for Police Managers (Web-based)



October 3 - November 20, 2016 - Canceled
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Register:

This course is intended primarily for police managers who are responsible for budget preparation in their department who desire to enhance their budget preparation skills. Individuals aspiring to become future managers responsible for police budgets may wish to enroll as well.

Course Goals:

This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, develop and execute a police budget.

Course Objectives:

Upon course completion, the student will be able to: 

 - Define the term budget. Develop the skills necessary to design a strategic plan.
 - List and explain the five steps of the budget process.
 - Develop a police budget.
 - Explain the procedure for determining manpower needs for a police agency.
 - List the five components that make up the Crime Measurement Index (CMI).
 - Given sufficient data, determine the Crime Measurement Index for certain jurisdictions.
 - Given proper information, each student will determine the Relief Factor for police agencies.


This is a seven-week course which employs web-based instruction, testing and written exercises.

Course Requirements:

Students should be familiar with Microsoft Excel basics, as well as somewhat familiar with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint software applications.


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



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Course Credit:

Fifty-two hours