CNU ONLINE and MAPSI courses allow students to complete the required work at a pace that complements their work and personal schedules.
Four half-day Saturday workshops give MAPSI students practical information designed specifically for working police officers.
The Saturday workshops mark the only difference in course structure for MAPSI students.
The CNU ONLINE and MAPSI programs use a point-and-click, Windows-based system.
A grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice allows the university to offset this expense with a tuition adjustment for MAPSI students.
Some agencies have allowed their officers to attend MAPSI full time; others, one or two classes a semester.