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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Policing Certificate

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Delivery Area: Augusta, Bangor

Coordinator: Sharon McMahon Sawyer (207) 621-3257 sharon.mcmahon@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:

MCJA Police Academy Graduates Track

MCJA Police Academy Graduates Track (18 cr)

Advising Note: Graduates of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy may transfer in JUS 200, JUS 230, JUS 289, JUS 380 and JUS 389.  The full details can be found here.



General Community Track


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