About the Spanish for Law Enforcement Certificate
Work more effectively in Spanish speaking communities with specialized language skills.
Learn how to speak and understand Spanish in a law enforcement context with an online certificate in Spanish for Law Enforcement from PennWest California. This 12-credit program combines a series of beginner and intermediate level Spanish language courses with a class dedicated entirely to building the Spanish skillset needed by law enforcement professionals.
PennWest California’s Spanish for Law Enforcement certificate program empowers students who are criminal justice practitioners to enter the field better equipped to work with victims, witnesses, and suspects who may have limited English speaking capabilities. The program also incorporates exposure to Hispanic culture and customs so students can gain a better understanding of the needs of members of Spanish-speaking communities.