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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

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Center for Innovative Solutions

The Center for Innovative Solutions (CIS) was established in the Fall of 2012 as part of the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Criminal Justice. School of Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigator jacket The CIS was created to provide a resource for law enforcement agencies and criminal justice entities to partner with the UCO School of Criminal Justice, and its students, in research projects to further the body of knowledge in the field of criminal justice.

Currently, in addition to our joint research projects, the CIS provides analytic expertise to state and local criminal justice agencies to assist them in their work. The CIS, under special circumstances, also provides internship opportunities to students as part of their undergraduate field study requirement.


To assist criminal justice agencies and interested corporate entities in mitigating real-world problems through quality research.


“The Center for Innovative Solutions (CIS), as part of the School of Criminal Justice, is committed to providing analysis and intelligence products that improve law enforcement’s ability to more effectively reduce and prevent crime and the fear of crime.  Using state-of-the-art software, intelligence-led approaches, and forward thinking strategies, the CIS will bring the academic resources of the university to bear while developing innovative solutions to challenges.”


“The Center for Innovative Solutions is dedicated to the highest standards of ethical conduct, mutual respect, and civility while serving the School of Criminal Justice, the University of Central Oklahoma, and the community.”