Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
2023-2024 UMA Catalog

Community Policing Certificate

Delivery Area: Online

Coordinator: Noel March (207) 210-3225 noel.march@maine.edu

The Community Policing Certificate program is open to the holder of a high school or GED diploma. The certificate candidate will receive an education in the principles and practice of community policing. Upon receiving the certificate, the student will:

  • be able to articulate the development of policing procedures from inception to advent of community policing and the differences in the practice of community policing throughout the country and the state
  • be aware of the role of the law enforcement officer engaged in community policing, its relationship to other criminal justice agencies, e.g. Probation and Parole, Community Corrections, Department of Health and Human Services and its potential for change of the criminal justice system
  • have a clear model of professionalism and sense of ethical competencies as an officer specifically working with community members
  • have particular preparation for employment as an officer in an agency that employs community policing strategies and techniques

UMA Certificate Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate
  • Complete one of the following tracks: