Law Enforcement Certificate

Program Goals Statement

The Law Enforcement Certificate program combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of law enforcement. It develops career specific knowledge in law and criminal procedure. All credits may be applied to an associate degree in criminal justice.

Program Information

The program was developed at the request of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and is intended to provide a basic recruit-training curriculum. Courses also apply to the Quinn Bill - eligible Criminal Justice degree program.

No academic credit can be awarded for life experience, academy, military, or other training.

Total credits:

Course Sequencing


Certificate Type

Certificate of Achievement


Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Law Enforcement

Program Contact

Nancy Santopadre
Program Coordinator

Kathleen Pearle
Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education