Criminal Justice

The National Criminal Justice Command College provides an integrated, cutting-edge approach to criminal justice education through a framework of leadership and collaboration. Offered in partnership with the Virginia State Police, this intensive 10-week program is scheduled annually from mid-July through mid-September.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Intensive 10-week program
    • July 11-Sept 22, 2016
    • 5 Courses
    • Graduate / Undergraduate Credit
    • Noncredit

    Course Details

  • Location

    The Command College is held on site at the Virginia State Police headquarters in Richmond, VA
  • Admission Requirements

    Individuals with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent are invited to apply for the undergraduate certificate.

    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply for the graduate certificate.

    Individuals not seeking college credit may apply for the noncredit certificate.  
    Deadline
    June 15

    Admission Details

  • Tuition

    Estimated Cost of Undergraduate Certificate

    In State: $5,760
    Out of State: $13,306

    Estimated Cost of Graduate Certificate
    In State: $6,706
    Out of State: $13,380
    Estimated Cost of Noncredit Certificate
    $5,760

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

Who Should Enroll?

The Command College is ideal for mid- and upper-level law enforcement supervisors in state, county, or municipal units, as well as for executives in corrections and corporate or private security. The curriculum is current, applicable, and appropriate for any size, style, or geographically located organization.  

Program Director


National Criminal Justice Command College program director, Cindy Orshek takes great pride in the program and its graduating students each year. The long-standing relationships that Cindy and SCPS maintain with local and state law enforcement reinforces the program’s role in providing networking opportunities for its students.  

Meet Our Faculty

Cindy Orshek

Cindy Orshek

This is a great opportunity to expand your leadership potential and strengthen your overall skill-set.

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you about the impact our degrees and certificates have had on their lives and careers.
Victor Mitchell

Victor Mitchell

Learned the importance of relationship building and listening

A year after Victor Mitchell completed the NCJCC, he was promoted to lieutenant. The Command College went a long way in helping him achieve that goal.

Tracie Craner

Tracie Craner

Looked to hone her skills as an officer and manager

Tracie Craner's decision to attend the National Criminal Justice Command College is the latest example of her efforts to extend her proficiency as an officer and a manager.