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About the Command College - Columbus State University

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Command College

About the Command College

To train executives to influence and manage the future, to be prepared to analyze current issues, forecast the impact and effect of these issues, study probabilities of the future, thus having the ability to influence the future of law enforcement.

Academic Orientation

The Command College, in association with Columbus State University, provides a program of study that goes beyond what is currently available in public safety executive and management development courses, serving as a "graduate school" for public safety executives. To meet present and future training and educational needs of public safety executives, the Command College offers a study program that is distinctive, flexible and comprehensive.

Program Design

The Command College brings together leaders in corporate and public management to provide public safety executives with intense training in the best available management theory and practice, to render innovative solutions to organizational problems and to address important issues in managing public service organizations effectively.

Students enrolled in Command College attend twelve (12) intensive cohort sessions of classes over a two-year period, 480 hours of face-to-face classes:

  • Leadership in Public Safety Administration
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Fiscal Management and Public Finance
  • Legal Issues and Trends in Public Safety Administration
  • Strategic Planning and Policy Development
  • Organizational and Management Realities
  • Research in Public Safety Administration
  • Five (5) Auxiliary Courses

Completion of each module/course will provide 40 POST training and 3 semester hours of academic credit.

Application and Appointment Procedures

Applicants must currently be in a supervisory or managerial position in a public safety agency, with significant responsibilities in the areas of management of personnel, interpretation of policies or supervision of other crucial agency functions.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Completed enrollment application.
  • Résumé outlining in detail both educational training and professional experience.
  • Nomination from the head of the employing public safety agency. (An agency head who applies should be nominated by the person they report to in the chain of command.)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Proof of successful completion of a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Acceptance to Columbus State University


The applicant will be enrolled in the Master of Public Safety Administration degree program at Columbus State University.

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