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Attend the National Criminal Justice Command College at UVA

The National Criminal Justice Command College (NCJCC) is an intensive, 10-week, residential program for mid-to-upper-level law enforcement supervisors, executives in corrections, and managers in corporate/private security. Focused on leadership and collaboration, NCJCC provides an integrated, cutting-edge approach to criminal justice education. The program is held in Richmond, VA, and is a partnership between UVA and the Virginia State Police.

Graduates earn a certificate and up to 15 credits from UVA.

Start DatesJuly 8 - Sept 20, 2019
Estimated CostUndergraduate : $6,354 in-state / $13,572 out-of-state
Graduate: $7,398 in-state / $13,648 out-of-state4
Noncredit: $6,354 in-state or out-of-state
Duration5 courses/ 10-weeks
FormatIntensive 10-week in-person program
Next Application DeadlineJune 15, 2019 for Summer 2019 session

Current Term Classes - Criminal Justice

Summer 2019

These courses are part of the National Criminal Justice Command College scheduled from mid-July through late September. A formal application for admission is required to register for these courses. 

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.

PSCJ 4310 | PSCJ 5310 | NCCJ 100: Organizational and Personal Development
Two-week program designed to enhance the leadership skills of state, local, and county law enforcement officials; sheriffs; and executives from corrections and private and corporate security. This is one course in a five-course program, three credits per course, for the National Criminal Justice Command College. This course provides the introduction to the Command College as well as the synthesis of the other four courses. It will present an introduction to management and leadership and will include assessments for style. The last week will focus on the future with individual capstone presentations of their goals and what they will take with them.

PSCJ 4320 | PSCJ 5320 | NCCJ 101: Leadership, Management and Communication
Two-week program designed to enhance the leadership, management, and communication skills of state, local, and county law enforcement officials; sheriffs; and executives from corrections and private and corporate security. This is one course in a five-course series for the National Criminal Justice Command College. This course will cover basic management skills, generational differences, situational leadership and leadership styles from Jefferson and Madison.

PSCJ 4330 | PSCJ 5330 | NCCJ 102: Leadership and Criminal Justice
Two-week program designed to enhance the leadership and forensic skills of state, local, and county law enforcement officials; sheriffs; and executives from corrections and private and corporate security. This is one course in a five-course program, three credits per course, for the National Criminal Justice Command College. Both weeks of this course will be presented by experts in the area of criminal justice and will include law enforcement specific topics and leadership. These topics will include terrorism, post traumatic stress, work and schoolplace violence, crimes against children, media training, and many more.

PSCJ 4340 | PSCJ 5340 | NCCJ 103: Negotiation and Collaboration
Two-week program designed to enhance the negotiation and collaboration skills of state, local, and county law enforcement officials; sheriffs; and executives from corrections and private and corporate security. This is one course in a five-course program, three credits per course, for the National Criminal Justice Command College. During this course participants will discuss the various aspects and concepts of the negotiating process and apply concepts learned in class dealing negotiation and collaboration situations faced by law enforcement officials. It will also include a hands-on panel discussion, a case study, and presentations by individuals who have effectively implemented collaborative efforts.

PSCJ 4350 | PSCJ 5350 | NCCJ 104: Individual and Organizational Effectiveness
Two-week program designed to enhance the individual and organizational skills of state, local, and county law enforcement officials; sheriffs; and executives from corrections and private and corporate security.  This is one course in a five-course program, three credits per course, for the National Criminal Justice Command College. This course will provide overall concepts of team building, situational leadership, leadership techniques, and performance management. A portion of the course will be held off-site at an equine facility with classroom work dealing with trust, communication, and application to their workplace.

SCHEDULE
INTENSIVE 10-WEEK FORMAT
In-person
Virginia State Police headquarters in Richmond, VA
5 courses
July 8-Sept 20, 2019
Graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit available
admission requirements
DEADLINES
June 15
  • High school diploma or equivalent for undergraduate certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree for graduate criminal justice certificate
Admission Details
TUITION
ESTIMATED COST OF A CERTIFICATE*
$6,354 in-state / $13,572 out-of-state for undergraduate
$7,398 in-state / $13,648 out-of-state for graduate
$6,354 in-state or out-of-state for noncredit
  • This program is not eligible for financial aid
Tuition Details
* Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates adjusted annually.
our value
  • Essential curriculum for supervisors in any size or style of law enforcement organization, from any geographic location
  • Talk to our pre-admissions advisors. We’re here to help!

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

Student Spotlight

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The knowledge I gained from the Command College helps me every day as a bureau commander.
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Victor Mitchell

NCJCC

Captain Victor Mitchell loved working with dogs. But after 20 years devoted to developing and leading the canine unit for the Charlottesville Police Department, he decided it was time to make a change. He took the sergeant’s exam and was promoted. Surprised to find how much he enjoyed supervision, he set his sights on becoming a lieutenant. “I knew attending the National Criminal Justice Command College would go a long way in helping me achieve that goal,” he says.

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