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Northwestern Center for Public Safety

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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

 Traffic Crash Investigation and Safety Engineering offers comprehensive, on-ground and online courses, from introductory crash investigation through advanced crash reconstruction and engineering courses. 

View all of our Upcoming Crash Investigation & Safety Engineering Courses and register today!

Law Enforcement Management & Leadership Courses

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

View all of our Upcoming Law Enforcement Management & Leadership courses and register today!


Dates Extended! Virtual Police Motorcycle Instructor Recertification

Thru May 17

Book your virtual appointment today!  If your NUCPS Police Motorcycle Instructor certification has expired or is due to expire in 2021, now is the time to recertify! Our virtual recertification is conducted via Zoom and allows instructors to recertify without traveling or taking significant time off of work. Appointments for our one-hour virtual recertification process are available now through May 17. 

Learn more & register!


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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