NUCPS Alumni Community

NUCPS Alumni


Northwestern University Center for Public Safety graduates are part of an elite group of professionals who improve public safety in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world. The NUCPS community, though, extends beyond the sum of our classes. Together, our faculty, staff, alumni, and students create a powerful community of leading public safety professionals. Our commitment to our graduates does not stop at the end of a course or program. We strive to be a life-long connection for our entire community, with the networking and resources only Northwestern can provide.

And it all starts with staying connected.

NUCPS E-Newsletter

Our e-newsletter, The Key, offers relevant news, updates, and articles related to our NUCPS Community and the public safety industry.

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Our NUCPS social media community is active and rapidly expanding. Follow us for information on NUCPS news and events, relevant public safety articles, and more.

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Alumni Community Subscription

We invite all of our alumni to connect or reconnect by creating a NUCPS Alumni Community subscription — which is available to anyone who has successfully completed a NUCPS course, whether in Evanston, online, or at a NUCPS off-campus course.

Community members with valid accounts (including unexpired memberships), please log-in below and then use the navigation on the left to access our current subscription-only offerings:

  • Alumni directory
  • Staff studies
  • Webcasts

Create a subscription account.  Annual subscriptions (formerly, memberships) are $50 per year.

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No matter how you choose to (re)connect, please be sure to keep us updated on your career. We love hearing about new challenges and promotions. Email — and feel free to include a photo or headshot.


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Invest in the future of public safetyJust as we hope that NUCPS has made a positive impact on your career - you, too, can impact the future of public safety.

Contributing to NUCPS student scholarships has never been easier or more fulfilling. Each gift we receive directly increases our ability to offer need-based scholarships to deserving students.  Click here to Contribute today.

From the Field — Recent Promotions

SPSC alumni Lee Benson promoted to ChiefSPSC #148 alumnus Lee Benson was promoted to Chief of the Upper Dublin (PA) Police Department. Benson was sworn in on March 28. In an article in the Montgomery, PA, Ambler-Gazette, Benson referred to his 2001 experience at NUCPS as "probably the best raining I've had."

Northbrook (IL) Police Department Chief and SPSC #44 graduate Charles Wernick promoted SPP graduate Craig Roscoe to Sergeant in April.

NUCPS Graduates Promoted in Ottawa County, Michigan

SPSC Steve Kempker promotionSteve A. Kempker, Ottawa (MI) County Sheriff's Office, to Sheriff. SPSC Class #156 graduate Kempker was elected Sheriff last November and sworn in on Dec. 19, 2016. He initially joined the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office in 1989. Kempker began his law enforcement career with the city of Holland, MI. He places a great emphasis on staffing and community: "My dad always told me, 'Surround yourself with good people.' I'm a firm believer in that... [Former] Sheriff Rosema surrounded himself with good people and good staff. As I said, too, this is not my department. It's our department, it's the citizens of Ottawa County, it's their department. So it's important to have good staff."

SPSC alumna Valerie WeissValerie L. Weiss, Ottawa (MI) County Sheriff's Office, from Captain to Undersheriff. Weiss, a graduate of SPSC Class #328, has been appointed Undersheriff. She has been with Ottawa County since 1995. Weiss began her career in Coopersville, MI, as a police department reserve officer. In 2014, she was promoted to captain. Weiss is one of only three female undersheriffs in Michigan.


Contact NUCPS Alumni Relations

(800) 323-4011
(847) 467-2913

NUCPS Alumni Relations
1801 Maple Ave., Ste. 1410
Evanston, IL 60201