Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program

Certificate Sacramento9 months

Crime and Intelligence Analysis


Arm yourself with the skills necessary for assisting law enforcement in the investigation and apprehension of offenders in the Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate program.

In this program, you will focus on skill development in collecting and analyzing crime data and identifying crime patterns and trends for the forecasting of future crime occurrences. Participants will also learn how criminal profiles are developed, document illicit relationships and use statistical techniques to prepare predictive and descriptive reports of individuals, associations, flow, operations, and threats based on distillation and synthesis of all available information. You will receive practical instruction in crime analysis, criminal investigative analysis, organized crime and intelligence analysis, and law enforcement research and statistical methods.

To be successful in this program:

  • Participants should have a rudimentary knowledge of the criminal justice system (completion of previous course work in criminal justice or on-the-job training will suffice).
  • Participants must be proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (all assignments will require the use of one or more of these applications).

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive certificates from the following organizations:

  1. Sacramento State — for completing the required courses
  2. 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 four courses:

CA 101 A & B
CA 102 A & B
CA 103 A & B
CA 104 A & B

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.  Participants must complete the practicum within three (3) years of completion of all coursework.

Technology Requirements

It is required that students have a TI 30X IIS Scientific Calculator for participation in the Crime Analysis: Data Analysis course.

Student Success Story

Alicia O’Brien
Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program

Ever since high school, Alicia O’Brien wanted a career in law enforcement, but not as a police officer on the street. She found her niche in the criminal justice field while completing the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program.

Course Listing

Courses and Schedule
Crime and Intelligence Analysis

2021 – 2022 Schedule

Courses are delivered online through an asynchronous format. The 2021 – 2022 course schedule is as follows:

  • Crime Analysis: Data Analysis & Crime Analysis: Applications (10/1/21 – 12/10/21)
  • Law Enforcement Research and Statistical Methods: Forecasting & Law Enforcement Research and Statistical Methods: Sampling (6/6/22 – 8/1/22)
  • Criminal Intelligence: Basic Elements & Criminal Intelligence: Applications (1/10/22 – 3/7/22)
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis: Part 1 & ​Criminal Investigative Analysis: Part 2 (3/21/22 – 5/16/22)
  • Crime Analysis: Practicum (Independent/TBD)