News from the Center for Public Safety

NUCPS Program Guide Available!
Check out our all-new 2017 NUCPS Program Guide. Download and share!  

5 NUCPS Program Graduates Featured in the 2017 IACP 40 Under 40

The September 2017 issue of Police Chief Magazine features recipients of the IACP's annual 40 Under 40. The award recognizes law enforcement leaders from around the world for their leadership and contributions to their agencies and communities. This year, 5 members of this list of honorees are graduates of a NUCPS program. We congratulate:

Rob Burdess, Chief, Newton (IA) Police Department (NUCPS Program: SPSC Online #373)
Jeremy M. Gaughan, Sergeant, Gurnee (IL) Police Department (NUCPS Program: SPP)
Brent Johnson, Chief, Hopkins (MN) Police Department (NUCPS Program: SPSC Online #361)
Daniel Muñecas, Lieutenant, Doral (FL) Police Department (NUCPS Program: SPSC Online #409)
Mauren Velez, Sergeant, Critical Incident Reponse Team 4, Tennessee Highway Patrol (NUCPS Program: SPSC #382)

Read their profiles >>

NUCPS Global Reach
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety continues to expand and enhance our global reach and engage with public safety partners abroad. Read the full article.

The Virtual Autopsy: Examining the Forensic Future

With advancements in 3D imaging and software, the traditional forensic autopsy has been poised for a sea change that – in many cases – may eliminate the need for even a scalpel while helping professionals finish writing the final chapter in the lives of those whose lives ended in trauma. Read the full story >>


Completely Revised & Expanded Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Reconstruction
We've completely revised and updated our earlier popular pedestrian crash reconstruction course to incorporate bicycle-vehicle accidents and investigating pedestrian crashes in an era of distracted driving. Register now for an upcoming course.

Faster Crash Investigations with Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), better known as drones, is transforming the way we investigate and reconstruct traffic crashes. NUCPS will run a series of courses on crash investigation and reconstruction with sUAS in Illinois and New Jersey. Classes filling fast. See more.

Sign up to receive information about upcoming sUAS classes in your area. Sign up here. Online Registration Now Open

Online Supervision of Police Personnel is open for Fall 2017.
Online School of Police Staff and Command is open for Fall 2017 registration.

Updated Crash Investigation Courses Now Open for Registration
We've updated Crash 1 and Crash 2 and added more advanced courses on crash data retrieval. Plan ahead and register now! See all open crash courses.

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