Graduate Certificate LEI Program Requirements

Prevent. Respond. Investigate.

Learn to plan and carry out intelligence and surveillance operations in dynamic security settings at the federal, state and local level. The public safety & security program integrates practical exercises with theoretical principles to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required by a variety of jobs in law enforcement, security, intelligence services and investigative agencies.


The College of Applied Studies, Public Safety and Security, offers a Law Enforcement Intelligence (LEI) certificate that may be earned independently or as part of a master's degree.

Our focus is on law enforcement intelligence. Courses include theory and methodology, and are relevant to many careers in law enforcement and public safety and security.

Our mission is to rigorously challenge our students through four courses. These courses will provide students with the theory and practical experience that will equip them to perform as law enforcement intelligence professionals.

Our goal is to produce a student capable of providing a logical and accurate intelligence product when faced with the uncertainty of a law enforcement situation.

Admission Requirements

Any student wishing admission into the Certificate program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in law enforcement intelligence or an undergraduate degree with the necessary pre-requisites.
  2. Pre-requisites: CCJ 4072 (Crime Mapping & Analysis) & CJE 3732 (Criminal Intelligence)
  3. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 on all combined upper-division undergraduate course work.

A student may be degree-seeking or non degree seeking. Graduate Requirements

Course Requirements

The student must complete 12 hours of study to complete the certificate. The student must complete the four courses with a grade of at least a B (3.0 GPA) for each course and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all certificate courses. The student must complete all courses within a two year time frame from when the course of study begins.  The following courses must be completed to achieve the certificate:

DSC5595 Human Intelligence Collection

  • This course examines techniques utilized to collect intelligence from confidential sources, assets, and cooperating witnesses through interviewing, interrogation and elicitation. The student will be exposed to various methods to vet human sources and to uncover infiltration by hostile agencies and/or criminal organizations.

CCJ5748 Advanced Evidentiary Reasoning for Criminal Intelligence

  • This course focuses on the production of intelligence from the analysis of multiple and diverse sources of information and on its use by formal and informal intelligence agencies. Emphasis is placed on the development of models for making decisions on information that is uncertain and from diverse sources. Techniques will be examined for collecting and using both qualitative and quantitative data as it relates to the role of local public safety and security personnel and organizations as both producers and consumers of intelligence and on their relationship to the formal intelligence agencies.

CCJ5079 Managing Intelligence Analysis Functions

  • Advanced law enforcement intelligence operations rely heavily on software applications and data management tools. This course addresses the advanced functions of crime mapping, crime analysis, intelligence dissemination, oversight of intelligence function and error. Familiarity and sufficient computer competency forms the basis of all course materials.

CCJ 5616 Profiling Criminal Behavior

  • This course introduces the major issues, influences and trends considered in the behavioral analysis of criminal activity. Specifically offender profiling will be examined as an educated attempt to identify the types of individuals that would have committed a certain crime. Behavior profiling methods are explored to identify behavioral characteristics of offenders and the evidence the offenders leave behind. Course material includes explanation and analysis of theory as it applies to human behavior.
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