Police Executive Leadership Development (CPE)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Certificate in Police Executive Leadership Development
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Criminal Justice

The Police Executive Leadership Development curriculum is designed to prepare student-officers for administrative careers in law enforcement. The courses offered have been approved by the University of Louisville and evaluated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Content of the individual courses as well as the overall content of the program is evaluated periodically and changes made if necessary to meet the needs of the law enforcement community.

Students who are accepted for the Southern Police Institute course are enrolled as full-time students in the University of Louisville. Each student is enrolled in five different courses, and those who successfully complete the courses receive 15 hours of college credit.

Students who have a baccalaureate degree are enrolled in the graduate certificate option outlined in the Graduate Catalog. 

Program Requirements

The curriculum of the Administrative Officers Course (AOC) of the Southern Police Institute is chosen from the following courses and may be taken only by students regularly enrolled in the Institute.

CJ 471Police Administration3
CJ 473Legal Issues in Police Administration3
CJ 477Organizational Behavior in Law Enforcement3
CJ 576Managing Organizational Performance3
CJ 578Criminal Justice Leadership - WR3
Minimum Total Hours15