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Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

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With thousands of former students successfully engaged in law enforcement and traffic safety careers around the globe, NUCPS has earned the reputation as the world leader in law enforcement professional development and education. We conduct classes and research projects throughout the United States and North America and in the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.

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New Issue of The Key

The February 2018 issue of The Key is now available! Choose to read each article online -- or download the PDF version of the full issue to read offline.

This quarter's issue offers something for everyone and includes articles in all of our areas of expertise, from Traffic Engineering and Crash Investigation to a new Featured Staff Study and Community Policing. 

The PDF version offers additional information on this issue's contributors, the NUCPS Annual Reception, and the NUCPS Scholarship Program, as well as extra photos and graphics. 

News from NUCPS


Register Now! Preventing Community Crisis Workshop

Register today for our April 10-11 Preventing Community Crisis Workshop in Albany, Georgia.

Our two-day workshop offers practical, proven strategies for recognizing implicit bias, minimizing its effects, and updating and establishing policies that nourish an environment of procedural justice.  Participants also learn to:

  • Advance new strategies for developing crisis-proof community partnerships
  • Apply the NUCPS Police-Community Partnership Checklist for evaluation and planning
  • Gain insight into the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

To learn more about the Albany workshop and the panelists, you also can download our Preventing Community Crisis Workshop PDF.

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NUCPS Global Programming

NUCPS' Expanding Global Programming

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety continues to expand and enhance our global reach and engage with public safety partners abroad. 

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NUCPS Scholarship Program

NUCPS Scholarship Program

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety offers partial tuition scholarships to provide educational and training opportunities to public safety professionals so that they may enhance their careers and service provision to the communities they serve. Our 2018 Scholarship Application period is currently open. Learn more about our Scholarship Program and Download an Application.

Crash Investigation Course

Updated Crash Investigation Courses

We've updated Crash 1 and Crash 2 and added more advanced courses on crash data retrieval. Plan ahead for Spring 2018 and register now! See all open crash courses.

The NUCPS Community

Contribute to the NUCPS Family

The NUCPS Community extends beyond the sum of our courses and programs. Together, our faculty, staff, program graduates, and current students create a powerful community of leading public safety professionals. Become an active part of your  NUCPS Community.

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