Rutgers became a federally-designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) through a grant award from the Defense Intelligence Agency in January 2015. Since that time, Rutgers University-New Brunswick has established a popular, new minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in collaboration with the SAS Political Science Department; executed a number of certificate programs in intelligence/national security for undergraduate and graduate students across the University; hosted conferences on the most pressing issues in the field; and developed programs to prepare students for potential careers within the intelligence community.
The Center for Critical Intelligence Studies (CCIS) leverages ties with federal agencies and others to expand educational and career opportunities for (1) Rutgers students through increased opportunities for interaction with law enforcement and intelligence professionals and (2) practitioners in the field by leveraging classroom and distance learning resources.
The overarching goal of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience (CPR) and its partners is to implement programs and projects that protect vulnerable populations by identifying and disseminating best practices, offering police-community training workshops, consulting with and assisting vulnerable populations on security and civil liberties issues, and engaging in research relevant to the protection of vulnerable populations.
The mission of the Center on Policing (COP) is to integrate research and evidence-based best practices into police operations, violence reduction, problem-solving, community policing, education, training, and the development of criminal justice policy and practice.