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Welcome to the Center for Public Safety

With thousands of former students successfully engaged in law enforcement, traffic engineering, and other public safety careers around the globe, Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) has earned the reputation as the world leader in law enforcement professional development and education. We conduct classes and research projects throughout the United States and North America as well as in the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Schedule Highlights

Summer 2019

Exciting public safety courses are available for enhancing your professional development and knowledge.

New! Digital Forensic Photography at Night

Develop your low-light and night photography in this exciting new hands-on course. Forensic photographers will learn an array of vital techniques, from low-light level exposures and multi-flash applications to painting with light. Details & Summer 2019 Registration >>

New! Interview & Interrogation Techniques

Enhance your professional interview and interrogation techniques while also gaining further crucial skills for obtaining voluntary, court-defensible confessions and witness statements.
Details & Summer 2019 Registration >>

Upcoming School of Police Staff & Command

"An invaluable experience and a program that I feel is exceptional and head-and-heels above any professional program out there. A must for any law enforcement professional." -- Don Barton, Garden City (MI) Police Department
July 8 - Oct. 25, Springfield, IL. Course Details, Schedule & Registration >>
Aug. 5 - Oct. 11, Baton Rouge, LA. Course Details, Schedule & Registration>>
Aug. 12 - Dec. 13, Centennial, CO. Course Detail, Schedule & Registration>>
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Supervision of Police Personnel

SPP prepares LE professionals who have had little or no formal training for supervisory roles. Whether participating in the on-site or online course, all students learn motivational principals, communication, ethics, professionalism, planning, decision-making, leadership, community image, and more from nationally renowned police professionals.
July 15 - 26, Cincinnati, OH. Course Details, Schedule & Registration >>
July 22 - Aug 2, Louisville, CO (near Boulder). Course Details, Schedule & Registration>>
Aug 5 - 16, Springfield, IL. Course Details, Schedule & Registration >>
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Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyExplore all of our currently scheduled courses through our online course catalog !  Our registration system is searchable by program, keyword, date, category, location, and more. Click on the "Dates" column header to sort courses in date order. Frequently searched subjects include:

Crash Investigation and Reconstruction
Crime Scene and Forensic Science
Executive Management Program
Police Motorcycle
Police Training
School of Police Staff and Command
Supervision of Police Personnel
Supervision of Public Safety Personnel
Transportation Engineering


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