Tuition Reimbursement Information & Application Form

Continuing education plays a critical role in the development and mastery of the leadership and management skills necessary effectively administer any police agency. To help better prepare Wisconsin Chiefs of Police and other executive law enforcement command/supervisory personnel for their leadership roles within their departments and communities, the American Military University (AMU) has partnered with the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association (WCPA) as well as other statewide law enforcement associations to develop undergraduate and graduate level Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Certificate Programs.

To best suit the busy lives of officers, AMU’s Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Certificate Programs courses are offered and may be completed 100% online. Furthermore, officers who wish to continue their education may then apply those courses toward a bachelor's or master's degree in criminal justice, management or public administration at AMU.

The educational foundation of the WCPA, the Wisconsin Police Leadership Foundation (WPLF) has allocated up to $3000.00 for a tuition reimbursement award(s) to help cover the course tuition costs for an eligible WCPA Member, or a WCPA Member's Command Staff of Lieutenant or above who would like to continue their education by participating in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Certificate Programs offered by AMU. NOTE: An agencies participant in this program would need to join the WCPA as an Associate Member to be eligible to receive this tuition reimbursement.


Please note that course tuition for WCPA Members is also reduced by AMU’s generous waiving of the $50.00 technology fee. Course tuition may be further reduced by 10% by taking Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Certificate Programs courses as a part of a “cohort” group.

Undergraduate Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program Certificate Course List:

(18 semester hours/6 courses)

Undergraduate Level Must Take Courses:

  • [CMRJ345] Organizational Behavior in Law Enforcement
  • [CMRJ346] Conflict Resolution within Police Departments
  • [MGMT312] Leadership & Motivation
  • [MSMT313] Organizational Change

Choose (2) Course from the Following:

  • [FINC405] Budget Development & Execution
  • [HRMT407] Human Resource Management
  • [HRMT413] Employment & Relations
  • [MGMT414] Strategic Planning

Graduate Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program Certificate Course List:

(18 semester hours/6 courses)

  • [CMRJ512] Police Administration
  • [COLL610] Grant Writing for Government & Non-Profit Agencies
  • [MGMT600] Organizational Management
  • [MGMT605] Organizational Development
  • [MGMT605] Leadership
  • [MGMT615] Strategic Planning

For questions relating to the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Certificate Programsplease contact AMU’s specialized admissions team member Eric Morris via email or phone 855-731-9201.

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WCPA Members seeking insight/guidance with continuing their education through AMU are also encouraged to contact WCPA Board Member Chief Peter Running of the Winnecone Police Dept. via email: or phone 920-420-2185. As an undergraduate of AMU that is now pursuing a graduate degree, Chief Running is an excellent resource to call upon