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Master of Public Saftey Administration Area 2 Electives

MPSA 6127. Felony Task Force Management (3-0-3) This course examines policies and procedures unique to major law enforcement investigations.

MPSA 6128. Internal Affairs (3-0-3) This course focuses on the major theories concerning the causes of misconduct and criminal behavior among public safety personnel; the impact on public safety agencies is closely examined.

MPSA 6129. Managing Marginal Employees (3-0-3) This course provides an analysis of the relationship between problematic employees and management, including an examination of theories concerning personnel management.

MPSA 6131. Terrorism Response by Public Safety Managers I (3-0-3) This course provides a survey of international and domestic terrorism, with an examination of various terrorist groups, their root causes and ideologies. The current transnational nexus of criminal and terrorist organizations will be discussed along with appropriate responses and counter-measures.

MPSA 6132. Terrorism Response by Public Safety Managers II (3-0-3) This course provides a survey of international and domestic terrorist organizations, with an emphasis on those based on religious ideology.

MPSA 6135. Burden of Command: Leader vs. Manager (3-0-3) This course is designed to provide public safety administrators with the skills necessary to lead and manage public safety personnel in an increasingly complex environment.

MPSA 6137. Critical Incident Management (3-0-3) This course examines the theories and procedures associated with managing a crisis.

MPSA 6138. Employment Process for Public Safety (3-0-3) This course examines the employment process for sworn public safety positions. The emphasis is on state and federal laws that affect the hiring process, providing students with current, practical, and analytical approaches to hiring decisions.

MPSA 6139. Essential Skills for Professional Management (3-0-3) This course examines essential skills for successful management in public safety administration. Topics include ethical decision making, communication skills, personal leadership styles, and managing difficult situations.

MPSA 6145. Media Relations (3-0-3) This course focuses on media relations for public safety agencies and includes current theory, practice, and strategies.

MPSA 6147. Strategic Approach to Homeland Security for Public Safety Administrators (3-0-3) This course provides public safety administrators a theoretical and practical framework for approaching homeland security issues; topics include personnel development, stakeholder relations, and strategic assets.

MPSA 6148. Performance Appraisals and Evaluations (3-0-3) This course focuses on the performance management process with an emphasis on producing employee performance appraisal documents, conducting employee/supervisor interviews, and creating work plans that accurately measure job performance.

MPSA 6555. Selected Topics in Public Safety Administration (3-0-3) This course will be developed and presented with the approval of Command College faculty and will address specific contemporary issues in public safety administration. This course may be repeated once for credit when the topics differ.