Just curious if anyone here has heard of this and what they think. - Developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Law Enforcement Certificate prepares students for a career in law enforcement. The certificate combines specialized criminal justice and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully enter the field. - I spoke with the criminal justice department head at my school and she said that eventually this certificate might/will lead to a shorter academy as you are learning in school what you would be taught at an academy. Just curious if anyone has any information on this.