- California State Department of Justice designation as a Certified Crime Analyst
- Crime Analysis Certification from the Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU)
For individuals who are:
- In-service law enforcement personnel
- Interested in entering law enforcement
What You'll Learn
- 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.
The program also provides preparation for examinations required for federal and state court interpretation and county agencies, as well as professional organizations.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and other local state or federal government offices. They might include:
- Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst
- Crime analyst
- Intelligence analyst
“Having grown up in a socioeconomically disadvantaged community where crime rates were at an all-time high, I wanted to promote change. My program taught me that change is inspired through education, awareness, direction, and passion and is most rewarding when justice prevails.”
UCR Graduate and Law Clerk
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- Complete Required Courses totaling 26 units. Complete a 400-hour supervised practicum with the crime analysis unit of a law enforcement agency.
Course Format and Locations:
Courses are offered in a variety of formats including online, in-person classroom, and blended/hybrid (combination of online and classroom).
Courses are scheduled at the UCR Extension Center, and at our Los Angeles satellite location at LA CLEAR in Commerce.
Upon successful completion of the of the Professional Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis, participants will have met the requirements to receive the Certified Crime Analyst designation from two entities:
- The California State Department of Justice
- The Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (http://www.leiu.org/)
The UCR Extension Professional Certificate, and the DOJ and LEIU certifications are mailed directly to each student.
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
Crime Analysis Applications
Computer Skills for the Crime Analyst
Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
Criminal Investigative Analysis
Research Methods and Statistics in Crime Analysis
Introduction to Criminal Intelligence
Introduction to Criminal Justice
“In the late 1970's, a top television series about an LA County Medical Examiner, "Quincy," caught my eye--and the rest is history. I believe that teaching is a valuable learning experience, as students have challenging questions that make one constantly re-evaluate a subject, and look at it from a different angle.”
Dr. Frank Sheridan
Chief Medical Examiner, County of San Bernardino
Loma Linda School of Medicine & Western University of Health Sciences
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