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Welcome to the Center for Public Safety

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) offers authoritative courses and programs for police, traffic engineers, and other public safety professionals from agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. With more than 20,000 former students successfully engaged in law enforcement and other public safety careers, NUCPS is a global leader in law enforcement professional development and education. In addition to courses offered at Northwestern's Evanston campus, we conduct classes throughout the United States and North America as well as in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyChoose from a link below or explore 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


Supervision of Public Safety Personnel

Enroll Now for March 2020 Program

NUCPS and Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) teamed up to develop the new Supervision of Public Safety Personnel (SPSP), which offers first-line public safety personnel a solid foundation for leadership development. The dynamic, two-week program teaches participants from all types of public safety agencies the strong first-line supervisory skills that are essential for successfully mitigating emergency incidents in a combined effort among multiple public safety professions. SPSP encourages public safety supervisors to collectively study and embrace leadership concepts in a collaborative manner. Upon successful program completion, students will be well equipped to immediately apply the course's progressive concepts within their own organizations.

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Coming in 2020! New Forensic Certifications!

Sign up to receive information about the anticipated 2020 rollout of our Forensic Certification Programs!
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Winter / Spring 2020 Course Catalog Available

2020 Winter Spring Course CatalogDownload your copy of the Winter / Spring 2020 Catalog of Currently Schedule Courses.

Plan now to enhance your career and professional education — or that of your staff — at Northwestern Center for Public Safety in 2020. Whether online, in the classroom, in Evanston, or throughout the nation, we work hard to bring the best in public safety education to you.

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