Public Safety Leadership


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Public Safety Leadership program is designed to provide law enforcement persons with the training needed for transition into leadership positions in public safety. Topics covered in the courses include foundational characteristics of great leaders, teams, and organizations. Includes an overview of adult human development, organizational culture, and characteristics of effective teams and their application to the field of public safety. Also covers identification and evaluation of personal leadership style and levels, as well as challenges to effective leadership and team building in public safety. Formal staff study will be completed as part of this program.


Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Public Safety Leadership (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Admissions criteria

This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization including law enforcement partnership agencies is required for admission.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Explain the foundational principles of Seven Habits of Highly Successful People and the characteristics of great leaders, great teams, and great organizations. (COV110, COV112)
  • Apply strategies for promoting health and wellness. (LET173)
  • Model professional identity, presence, and behavior appropriate to the field of public safety. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Demonstrate effective management of the operations and resources of public safety organizations within varied situations and environments. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Seek opportunities for continuing professional development and mentorship that advance the mission and vision of the organization. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Create an environment that supports diversity of perspectives and engagement in constructive criticism. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Use empathy to create and maintain productive workplace relationships and team environments. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Engage in self-reflection to inform decision making. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Apply effective oral and written communication strategies for diverse audiences and situations. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Apply appropriate conflict resolution strategies for a variety of situations. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Apply motivation theories and practices to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. (LET173, LET174, LET175)
  • Use a process to develop clear, concise, factual, and defensible documents. (LET173, LET175)
  • Demonstrate the qualities of ethical leadership. (LET174, LET175)
  • Explain organizational culture and its application to the field of public safety and related governmental agencies. (LET174, LET175)
  • Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness in leading people, situations, and organizations. (LET174, LET175)
  • Demonstrate a systems-thinking approach to decision making in a complex organizational structure. (LET174, LET175)
  • Apply risk management strategies to mitigate liabilities. (LET174, LET175)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
COV110The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People2
COV112Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results2
LET173Introduction to Leadership in Public Safety2
LET174Organizational Culture and Leadership3
LET175Public Safety Leadership Capstone1

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