Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command

5/25/2018 11:25:00 AM

PREPARE TO LEAD - Build the broad range of skills needed for senior law enforcement positions.

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by combining academic principles with practical applications.  Since the program launched in 1983, it has received enthusiastic response from public safety executives throughout the country.  In 2012, the SPSC curriculum was redesigned and updated to better incorporate adult- and problem-based learning models.  In order to provide more flexibility for departments, the program is offered on-ground through the U.S. and around the world and is now available online.

Areas of Focus:

  • Budgeting
  • Contemporary Policing
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Employee Relations
  • Evaluating Products and Services
  • Executive Image
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • Media Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Planning and Policies
  • Project Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Statistics
  • Traffic

Did You Know?

More than 550 police chiefs, sheriffs and directors of state policing agencies currently serving in the United States are graduates of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.


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