The criminal element of our society continually becomes more sophisticated. New technology enhances law-breaking abilities, allowing for more specialized and complex crimes. Arm yourself with the strategies necessary for solving modern crimes by participating in the Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate program.
In this program, you will focus on skill development in collecting and analyzing crime data for the forecasting of future crime occurrences. Participants will also learn how criminal profiles are developed, document illicit relationships and use statistical techniques to solve crime problems. You will receive practical instruction in crime analysis, criminal investigative analysis, organized crime and intelligence analysis, and law enforcement research and statistical methods.
By the end of this program, you will be able to create directed patrol or tactical action plans leading to an effective police response. In addition to the eight required courses, participants need to complete a 400-hour supervised practicum in a crime and intelligence unit of a law enforcement agency, or law enforcement branch of a governmental agency, to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive three certificates from the following organizations:
- Sacramento State–for completing the required courses
- California Department of Justice–a designation as Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst for the State of California
- Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU)–a nationally recognized certification
The Crime and Intelligence Analysis program equips participants with the skills and techniques necessary to:
- Understand the role of crime analysts within a law enforcement agency
- Apply predictive analytics to forecast future crime trends
- Analyze evidence of conspiratorial activities, evaluate the validity of the data, and determine how to present criminal intelligence reports
- Identify behavioral and personality characteristics of offenders to assist law enforcement in their investigation of suspects
- Conduct research in the criminal justice field and present findings using various statistical methods
The program is designed for:
- Those involved in crime and intelligence analysis with no formal training
- Law enforcement employees
- Those who supervise crime and intelligence personnel
- Professionals working in related fields who desire future employment in crime and intelligence analysis
The Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program consists of eight courses for a total of 148 instructional hours and a 400-hour practicum. All courses are held in Napa Hall on the Sacramento State campus.
The 400-hour supervised practicum must be done in a crime and intelligence unit of a law enforcement agency, or law enforcement branch of a governmental agency to demonstrate the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive certificates from the following organizations:
- Sacramento State — for completing the required courses
- California Department of Justice — a designation as Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst for the State of California
- Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU) — a nationally recognized certification
It is required that students have a TI 30X IIS Scientific Calculator for participation in the Crime Analysis: Data Analysis course.
Application to the Program
To be eligible to enroll, all students must complete an application and submit it with a $50 non-refundable application fee, transcripts and/or appropriate supporting documents to Sacramento State, College of Continuing Education prior to the start of the program.
To be eligible for the certificate, students must meet and document the following requirements on the application for the program:
- Knowledge of basic computer applications and skills, such as word processing, spreadsheet documents, and data entry, documented through a program of study or letter of verification from an employer.
- Completion of an “Introduction to Criminal Justice” and a “Criminal Law” class from an accredited program of study or a letter of verification of such working knowledge from an employer/instructor (students may complete these prerequisite classes while enrolled in initial certificate classes)
Please apply online, and submit any required documents to the College of Continuing Education, per instructions on the form.
Participants may waive no more than 36 hours total of CEU certificate courses to be eligible for the certificate of participation. This is to be understood as no more than two certificate courses. Partial class hours may not be waived. The CEUs for the waived courses cannot be reflected in the total CEUs earned for the certificate. Any participant requesting that a certificate course be waived must do so by submitting an Application for Equivalency form to the College of Continuing Education. Please call (916) 278-4433 to request this form.