Police Agency Administration

This professional certificate program analyzes the functional divisions of a modern police operation and its application to the public safety needs of the community. Students will learn administrative skills and other concerns of public sector personnel management along with an analysis of the theory, procedures, and practices of the police force.






Classes start: January 24
and March 22

Credits Required

18 Credits

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This professional certificate program gives you public administration skills specifically suited to Police Agency Administration. Taught by experts in the field, these classes will give you what you need to advance in your career. 

This certificate will help you to reach your ultimate goal, whether that is a degree, a career or promotion, recognition for your skills in the civilian world, or a life accomplishment. 

As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

Cunanan"There are a lot of police officers who take classes at UC, so my interactions with police officers in the classroom builds off of my police career. We are able to discuss a lot of the current issues we are facing and exchange ideas. I’m learning from them just as much as they learn from me."

Edward Cunanan ’08 '13M, Captain, Woonsocket Police Department, Woonsocket, RI
More: UC Adjunct Professor Captain Edward Cunanan brings experience to the classroom 

Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

Sample Courses


Police Community Relations


Professional Ethics 


Public Personnel Administration



Six required courses = 18 credits 

A Pathway to Your Degree

The professional certificate in Police Agency Administration can be used as a stepping stone toward the completion of an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or Policing, Public Safety, and Security. Certificates allow you to earn your degree one step at a time, adding credentials to your resume along the way. 

How You'll Get There

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You may take advantage of our prior learning assessment, applying transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your certificate. 

An Expert Advisor

All matriculating students are assigned a on-on-one advisor, who is both an adjunct professor and an expert in their field.

Flexible Options to Suit Your Schedule 

You may complete this entire program online, from anywhere, on your own schedule.

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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