National Criminal Justice Command College


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. Participants have the opportunity to apply for and complete either a 15-credit undergraduate or graduate certificate, or a professional noncredit certificate.

The 2015 program is scheduled from July 13-September 24, with a break occurring August 17-21. 

Why Criminal Justice?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of individuals in law enforcement, corrections, and security is expected to grow between 7-13 percent through 2018. Opportunities to advance in the field are often directly related to individuals seeking continuing education or advanced training. 

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.

Participants in the Command College have used the program to advance in their careers or to complete credits for their undergraduate or graduate degrees in the field of criminal justice or related disciplines.


The National Criminal Justice Command College program is offered at the following locations:

  • Virginia State Police Academy, Richmond