Administration of Justice
21st Century Policing
Las Positas College is developing a new certificate in 21st Century Policing to be launched in Fall of 2022.
This innovative certificate program is aimed at current law enforcement officers with 3-7 years of experience. The program is designed to encourage law enforcement officers to complete their Associate degree and move on to complete their Bachelor degree, with a bold expectation of helping build tomorrow’s law enforcement leaders.
This certificate program is the first step and focuses on developing specialized knowledge and understanding of individual leadership, integrity, ethics, interpersonal skills, self-care strategies, community and officer wellness. Program participants will study and learn the value and importance of community engagement and trust; police legitimacy, mindfulness and equity; procedural justice; de-escalation, fair and impartial policing; and treating people with dignity and respect. The program will also examine the history and development of policing in the US.
Community Listening Sessions
Because we believe it is critical to have the support and perspective of the community, we will engage in a series of community listening sessions as well as engaging working law enforcement officers for their feedback as we develop and implement the certificate program.
Our first Community Voices listening session, Reimagining Policing, was a moderated discussion with over sixty community members, students, elected officials, college staff, and others who all have a common desire to participate in constructive, meaningful change in the way our communities are policed.
A copy of the certificate program presentation from our first Community Voices listening session can be downloaded below.
Our next Community Voices listening session, Voices from the Field, will take place in Fall 2021 and will include police training officers and supervisors.
Connect With Us
We welcome your feedback and comments. Please email Mike McQuiston, Las Positas College Administration of Justice Program Coordinator, to receive future communications regarding the 21st Century Policing Certificate.