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Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) offers internationally respected courses and programs for law enforcement, 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. 

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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. 

Supervision of Police Personnel:

School of Police Staff & Command (SPSC):
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Police Motorcycle Instructors

Training & Recertification

We're Back On-Ground! Instructor Training & Recertification

Police Motorcycle Instructors Training & Recertification will be live, on-ground in Florence, TX!

 Please note: Motorcycles are no longer provided. Students must bring their own motorcycle to class.

Police Motorcycle Instructor Training: PT-PMIT112921-FLO.TX | Course Dates: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17 | Tuition: $2,100 | Location: Texas Department of Public Safety Tactical Training Facility, Florence, TX

On-Ground Police Motorcycle Instructor Recertification: PT-PMIR120921-FLO.TX | Course Date: Dec. 9 | Tuition: $350 | Location: Texas Department of Public Safety Tactical Training Facility, Florence, TX

In concurrence with these on-ground courses, the Texas DPS will conduct a Basic Police Motorcycle Operator course that is based on the Northwestern University motorcycle training program. The course is being offered free of charge, but participating agencies are responsible for providing a police-package motorcycle for their students.
Course Dates: Dec. 6 - 17 | Tuition: Free | Location: Texas Department of Public Safety Tactical Training Facility, Florence, TX. To register: Please contact Sergeant Nathan D. Fox (512-917-5657 or Nathan.fox@dps.texas.gov).


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