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Earn Your Intelligence-Led Policing Certificate Online In 6 Months

A certificate in Intelligence-Led Policing from Northern Arizona University prepares you to work in the intelligence area of law enforcement and private security, as well as public and private organizations. Students will learn to strategically use intelligence information to create plans and tactics for crime and terrorism prevention.  

NAU’s Intelligence-Led Policing certificate focuses on contemporary issues in the criminal intellence field such as respecting privacy laws, building community trust and developing technology to streamline investigations. 

NAU’s Intelligence-Led Policing certificate can be earned alongside a bachelor’s degree or on its own. In as little as six months, you can complete your certificate online and shift your career into criminal intelligence. 

An Intelligence Certificate With A Great Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Intelligence Analysts in Arizona make an average of $88,000 annually. With further career experience, you have the opportunity to earn even more.  

Provide specialist insight while working for a number of local, state, federal and private law enforcement agencies, including: 

  • AZ Police Officer Standard and Training AZ POST
  • Central Intelligence Agency CIA
  • Drug Enforcement Agency DEA
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations FBI
  • High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency HIDTA
  • Private Security Firms
  • Regional Police Departments
  • US Customs and Border Protection CBP

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Intelligence-Led Policing

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
15 units
Maximum Transfer Units

University Requirements

  • To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

    Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Some online/blended coursework Required
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Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.