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Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate

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Professional Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Learn how to effectively analyze criminal activity in UCR Extension's Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis. This program is offered in cooperation with the state of California Department of Justice. Courses focus on the analysis of crimes that most frequently come to the attention of field and investigative officers and are of interest to intelligence officers.

Participants in the certificate program will learn how to:

  • Analyze crime and use law enforcement data to forecast when and where criminals are likely to strike.
  • Detect and understand distinctions among crime patterns.
  • Use crime and intelligence information to create directed patrol or tactical action plans that lead to an effective response.
  • Collect data, subject it to statistical tests, develop and test hypotheses, and write conclusions that adhere to commonly accepted criminal justice research standards.

Students successfully completing the program receive a certificate from UCR Extension and an official designation as a Certified Crime Analyst through the California Department of Justice.

Who Can Benefit?

This program is designed for inservice law enforcement personnel and those interested in entering law enforcement.

Read a student success story.

Course Schedule

Required Courses (26 units)UnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
Crime Analysis Applications4.0OfferedOffered  
Computer Skills for the Crime Analyst4.0 OfferedOffered 
Criminal Investigative Analysis4.0 Offered  
Introduction to Criminal Intelligence4.0  Offered 
Research Methods and Statistics in Crime Analysis4.0Offered   
Introduction to Criminal Justice **3.0   Offered
Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure **3.0OfferedOfferedOffered 
Crime and Intelligence Analysis Practicum0.0OfferedOfferedOfferedOffered
**Units may be transferred into the program from another university or college. Contact Extension for information. Official transcripts required.

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Completion Requirements

To earn the certificate, students must successfully complete (grade C or better) seven required courses for a total of 26 units and a 400-hour supervised Practicum with the crime analysis unit of a law enforcement agency. The candidate also must demonstrate knowledge of computer applications.

Upon completion of all requirements, UCR Extension issues a certificate and submits the student's portfolio to the Department of Justice for their certification.

Completion Time

The certificate program can typically be completed in 12-15 months.


The cost for individual courses ranges from $480-$680. Total cost to complete this certificate program is approximately $3,900-$4,200. This does not include textbooks or materials unless otherwise noted.

Transfer Credit

Comparable courses from other institutions providing the required courses for the Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis may be transferred into this program. A minimum of 14 units must be earned at UCR Extension. Official transcripts are required.



  • John T. Distelrath, M.P.A., Chief of Police (Retired), West Covina Police Department, West Covina.
  • Steven L. Gottlieb, M.P.A., Executive Director, Alpha Group Center, Montclair.
  • Brian C. Gray, B.A., C.C.I.A., Senior Crime and Intelligence Analyst, Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
  • Barry C. Hofeld, J.D., Senior Deputy District Attorney, Child Recovery Unit of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.
  • Robert J. Masson, A.A., PAC, CCA, Master Investigator, Riverside Sheriff's Department. Bureau, Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
  • Cynthia Brewer, J.D., Riverside County Deputy District Attorney, is assigned to the Family Protection Unit and prosecutes sex offenders, adult and child sexual assault , elder abuse and child pornography cases.
  • Tanveer Makhani, B.A., Online Course Development and Instructor, Alpha Group Center, Montclair

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Textbook Information

If a textbook is required, information is provided in the course listing when scheduled, on the confirmation you receive after enrolling, or by e-mail for an online class.

Delivery Method

All courses are offered at the UCR Extension Center. Some courses may have an online component.

Contact Information

Jennifer Campbell
(951) 827-5804

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

UC Riverside Extension Center
1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507-4596

UCR Extension Center

Tel: Work(951) 827-4105 or Toll-Free(800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: Fax(951) 827-7273