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Welcome to the Center for Public Safety

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) offers internationally respected courses and programs for police, traffic engineers, and other public safety professionals from agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.


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Traffic Crash Investigation & Safety Engineering Courses

For a detailed overview and syllabus of Crash Programs click here.

We offer comprehensive on-ground and online courses for all professional experience levels, including introductory crash investigation, crash data retrieval, and advanced vehicle crash reconstruction and traffic engineering courses. 

Register Now! Seats Available for these Fall 2021 Crash Investigation & Reconstruction Classes:

discover all crash investigation & reconstruction courses!

Law Enforcement Management & Leadership Courses

NUCPS Management & Leadership courses provide law enforcement professionals —from agency executives to new supervisors — with the strategies and skills they need for success. 

Recently Added to Our Schedule:

Executive Management Program
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Sept. 20 - Nov. 5, 2021 (3 weeks total, 1 week per month)

Supervision of Police Personnel:

School of Police Staff & Command (SPSC):



Police Motorcycle Instructor Recertification

Book your virtual appointment today for a Monday or Tuesday through the end of August!  If your NUCPS Police Motorcycle Instructor certification either has expired or expires in 2021, now is the time to recertify! Our one-hour virtual recertification is conducted via Zoom and allows instructors to recertify without traveling or taking significant time off of work.  

Recertifying instructors will need to prepare for both the lecture and the riding portions of the recertification, which is valid for 3 years. Upon registration, you will receive detailed information regarding the testing process. To help you prepare, all registrants receive a copy of the Northwestern University Police Motorcycle Instructor Training Manual. 


Host a Course

NUCPS course hosts are vital to our ability to offer on-ground classes at locations throughout the U.S. With no out-of-pocket costs to the host agency, NUCPS works to ensure that hosting a course is as easy and successful as possible. 

Learn more about the advantages of hosting a course!


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Textbook and Template Purchasing

NUCPS textbooks and crash templates are available for purchase through the Northwestern University Bookstore at Simply type Crash Template or your textbook title into the search bar near the top right of the website, and it will appear in the list of results.


Transcript Requests

To order a course transcript, please click this link or contact Program Coordinator Sandra Mayfield at


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