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


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Check in with NUCPS at Booth #304 at MSPCE 22! 

We're excited to be back at the Midwest Security & Police Conference / Expo in Tinley Park, IL, this August 18 - 19. Visit us at Booth #304 to catch up and learn more about our programs and exciting new opportunities for course graduates!


Course Curriculum Overview

Our current 2022 Course Overview offers detailed curriculum information for NUCPS course, including our Crash Investigation, Reconstruction, and Traffic Safety Engineering classes. We've also included handy information on hosting a NUCPS course at your agency. Section dates are available below and through our website.

Download your Course Overview today!

Crash & SPSC Custom Email Signature Logos

NUCPS offers two exciting custom email signature logos!

1) SCHOOL OF POLICE STAFF & COMMAND GRADUATES: Graduates of courses earlier than December 2021 can request their custom email logo by downloading and completing the SPSC logo request form. Current SPSC students should not apply for the logo. Logos will be emailed shortly following release of final grades.

2) NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional logo: We invite those who have successfully completed our core five-course Crash Investigation & Reconstruction series (Crash 1, Crash 2, Vehicle Dynamics, Reconstruction 1, Reconstruction 2) to request their custom logo.  Please download and complete the Traffic Crash Reconstruction logo request form. To qualify, all five courses must have been taken through NUCPS. 

NUCPS Announces a New Crash Achievement Award

July 12, 2022 - Remember to submit your application for the inaugural Fricke Cooper Achievement Award. Students of our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction programs who have successfully completed the six required courses and three crash reconstruction elective courses are eligible to apply. Learn more about award requirements, deadlines, and Fricke and Cooper by clicking the below button!
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