As the result of a partnership between Walden University and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the university has designed six new certificate programs specifically to meet the educational needs of NOBLE members.
The partnership also allows NOBLE members to enroll in online higher education programs at a reduced tuition rates, according to a recent announcement.
The certificates will be offered through Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration and will include six graduate programs and one undergraduate. Graduate certificates are now available in criminal justice, public policy, homeland security, public management and leadership; and strategic planning and public policy. The undergrad certificate will be offered in homeland security.
“Walden is proud to partner with the men and women of NOBLE to provide educational opportunities,” said Jonathan Kaplan, president of Walden.
“Emphasizing the importance of continuing education — both your own and of those who serve under you — can only help to advance the knowledge and insights required to uphold the guiding principles of NOBLE and of the greater law enforcement community.”
The partnership was announced during NOBLE’s 34 annual conference in Baltimore, which started July 10 and ends July 14.
Founded in 1976, NOBLE’s mission statement says the organization to equity in matters related to law enforcement and has a goal of ensuring equity within the law enforcement field.