National Criminal Justice Command College

Attend the National Criminal Justice Command College

The National Criminal Justice Command College is accepting nominations for exceptional law enforcement leaders to attend the 19th annual session, scheduled for Summer 2024. Each year, 25 students are selected to attend this highly competitive program; early application is encouraged.

The National Criminal Justice Command College is an intensive, 10-week residential program for mid-to-upper-level law enforcement leaders from across the country. Focused on leadership, innovation and collaboration, the NCJCC inspires students to challenge traditional assumptions, and provides an integrated, forward-looking approach to solving contemporary public safety challenges. 

A collaborative partnership of the University of Virginia and the Virginia State Police, the 2024 NCJCC program will take place in central Virginia, with some portions hosted on the campus of the University of Virginia and other portions hosted at the Virginia State Police training center. 

Upon completion, NCJCC graduates will receive an undergraduate or graduate certificate from the University of Virginia and will earn 15 undergraduate or 15 graduate-level credits. 

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Key Takeaways
  • Traditional and specialized law enforcement agencies are encouraged to nominate personnel. Law enforcement personnel from federal, state, local, tribal, college, university, capitol/legislative, ABC, investigative agencies, etc. are eligible for nomination. Please reach out to a pre-admissions advisor with eligibility questions.

  • This curriculum is essential for law enforcement leaders from agencies of any size, and from any geographic location across the United States or internationally.  

  • NCJCC graduate credits are transferrable into UVA’s Master of Public Safety (MPS) program, meeting half of the program requirements for a UVA MPS degree.  

  • Undergraduate level credits are transferrable into UVA’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program.

  • Talk to our pre-admissions advisors. We’re here to help!

Required Courses (5)

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.
 

* 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.

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PSCJ 4310 | PSCJ 5310: 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: 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: 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 |: 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: 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.

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Schedule

Start Dates: July 8 - September 19, 2024

Course Load: 5 courses

Duration: 10 weeks

Format: Intensive 10-week in-person program in central Virginia, with some portions held at the University of Virginia and other portions hosted at the Virginia State Police training center. 

Admission Requirements

DEADLINES

May 1, 2024

  • High school diploma or equivalent for undergraduate-level NCJCC certificate program
  • Bachelor’s degree for admission to graduate-level NCJCC certificate program 

Admission Details

Tuition

ESTIMATED COST*

$7,455 in-state and out-of-state for undergraduate 
$9,300 in-state and out-of-state for graduate 

  • This program is not eligible for financial aid
  • Students/law enforcement agency are responsible for lodging, meals, transportation, and incidental expenses

Tuition Details

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