Schaefer Center Launches Certified Public Manager Program for Law Enforcement Professionals
September 19, 2019
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy is introducing a Maryland Certified Public Manager® Program for Law Enforcement Professionals, with classes starting in January 2020 at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions campus in Sykesville, Md. The monthly, 10-session course will result in participants' certification in seven CPM core competencies, including personal organization integrity, change leadership, and public service focus.
The Maryland Certified Public Manager Program® for Law Enforcement Professionals develops public safety organization leaders in Maryland. In today's dynamic environment for these professionals, the opportunity to develop and practice the necessary skills for leadership is an important first step. The program is:
- taught by public safety professionals and faculty from the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs;
- a comprehensive, applied course of instruction that is academically grounded and immediately applicable to a current position as well as future positions;
- open to employees of public safety organizations who live or work in Maryland;
- ideal for administrators, managers, supervisors or team leaders who want to advance their management skills;
- critical for staff with technical expertise who seek to enhance their management skills.
The program meets the requirements for the Police Training and Standards Commissions First Line Administrator Training Program. Participants will learn skills applicable today that prepare them for their next promotion, and demonstrate expertise with a capstone project addressing an issue or challenge in their organization.
Graduates earn a nationally recognized credential accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium, distinguishing them as a professionally-trained public manager. They become part of a national network of certified public managers and are eligible to join the American Academy of Certified Public Managers.
Graduates are eligible to receive a waiver of up to six graduate credits upon full admission to the University of Baltimore's Master of Public Administration program.
Applications are currently being accepted online. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 15 at midnight.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.