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Certificate Programs

Community Policing Certificate Program

The Community Policing Certificate Program (CPCP) is designed to recognize the achievement of an individual's progressive training goals within the field of Community Oriented Policing. The program blends a mixture of core courses, electives, and practical experience that together form a strong foundation of critical knowledge and information. It is designed to increase the professional excellence of the law enforcement member who is actively engaged in Community Oriented Policing.

Criminal Investigation Certificate Program

This program is a series of North Carolina Justice Academy courses for investigators who wish to receive recognition for their achievement. It is designed to be tailored to the individual needs of the investigator and the department.  For information on program requirements, visit the webpage.

Leadership Institute

NCJA-LI is an intensive study for law enforcement leaders intended to equip them to steer their agencies and communities toward the future. Developed from the leadership foundations previously offered in the academy's 30-year Management Development Program (MDP), NCJA-LI seeks to expand leadership education with a renewed focus on trends and topics that have the greatest impact on today's law enforcement organizations. 

School Resource Officer Certificate Program

This program is specifically for School Resource Officers who have a desire to increase their training experiences and credentials.  The courses selected for the program recognize that an SRO is often required to perform traditional patrol responsibilities in addition to their school-related duties.

Tactical Training Certificate Program

This program is designed to recognize the achievements of those officers involved in the specialized and tactical arenas. It combines core courses and elective courses to provide the individual officer the opportunity to develop a solid foundation of tactical training and expertise. 

Traffic Enforcement & Investigation Certificate Program

This program is designed for North Carolina officers who upon completion will have mastered several important aspects of traffic enforcement and related topics thus achieving a high level of professionalism. For information on program requirements, core class and class electives, and a course application visit the webpage.