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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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Remembering Bob Reeder

May 11, 2022 - NUCPS has learned of the recent loss of Robert “Bob” Reeder, retired director of the center’s former Legal Division and long-time instructor in the Police Administration Training Program (the pre-cursor to the School of Police Staff & Command). Reeder was 91 years old when he passed away on Feb. 21, 2022, in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. Reeder joined the Traffic Institute in 1960 and retired in 1992. Current and retired staff remember Reeder fondly in the full article.  . . . 


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Visit Us at Booth #1 at IADLEST22

We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth for IADLEST on May 16 - 17! Be sure to stop by Booth 1 and catch up with Shelly Camden and Ron Fisher.

With COVID restrictions easing, we at the Midwest Security & Police Conference / Expo in August in Tinley Park, IL — and returning to the IACP exhibit floor this fall in Dallas. Follow us on Facebook for further news about our conference exhibits!

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Crash & SPSC Email Signature Logos

We are excited to 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 apply for the new NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional email logo.  Please download and complete the Traffic Crash Reconstruction logo application. To qualify, all five courses must have been taken through NUCPS. 

School of Police Staff & Command graduates prior to Dec. 2021 can request their custom email logo by downloading and completing the SPSC logo request form. If you are a current SPSC student — or graduated during or after December 2021 — you automatically will receive your logo shortly following release of final grades. You do not need to request your logo.

NUCPS Announces a New Crash Achievement Award

May 11, 2022 - NUCPS is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the inaugural Fricke Cooper Achievement Award. Eligible to apply are students of our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction programs who have successfully completed six required courses and three elective courses. The award is named in honor of nationally recognized crash investigation and reconstruction experts — and long-time NUCPS instructors — Lynn Fricke and Gary Cooper. Learn more about award requirements, deadlines, and Fricke and Cooper by clicking the below button!
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