Course Description

Credit Validation for PERF's Senior Management Institute for Police Participants

This course provides credit for successful completion of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) program, offered by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), that provides senior police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government. It also features discussions of the most challenging issues facing law enforcement executives today.

A demanding three-week course, SMIP brings together faculty from top universities, successful law enforcement chief executives, and subject matter experts from the private sector. It is designed for mid- to upper-level police executives who ultimately will lead police agencies throughout the United States and other participating countries. SMIP’s curriculum addresses the issues that demand the attention of today’s forward-thinking law enforcement leaders. 

Additional admission requirements apply if you plan to enroll in USD's M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership program.

Note: This purchase requires the approval of your formal application. If you have not yet applied for credit validation, please return to the previous page and click the Apply button. If you attempt to enroll in this class by adding it to your cart before you’ve applied, you will be prompted to start your application.

Course Details

Number of Units: 6.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for mid to upper-level police executives, including sworn law enforcement personnel and professional staff.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)'s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) program.

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What You Will Learn

  • Effectively manage organizational change
  • Apply leadership skills to crises and large-scale challenges
  • Manage an organization employing an array of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Engage in informed debates and conversations about the contemporary challenges and opportunities facing law enforcement and society


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

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