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With thousands of former students successfully engaged in law enforcement, traffic engineering, and other public safety careers around the globe, Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (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 as well as in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Important Announcement Concerning the NUCPS Police Motorcycle Program

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Executive Director David Bradford has released a critical announcement concerning the police motor officer training program's partnership with Harley Davidson Motor Company.

Read the Letter


NUCPS 2019 Annual Reception

Chicago, Oct. 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

lh-rooftoop chicagoJoin us as we celebrate another successful year at NUCPS.

London House Hotel Chicago
Etoile Room
85 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

RSVP by Oct. 20, 2019, to secure your complimentary tickets!


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Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyExplore all of our currently scheduled courses through our online course catalog .  Our registration system is searchable by program, keyword, date, category, location, and more. Click on the "Dates" column header to sort courses in date order. Frequently searched subjects include:

Crash Investigation and Reconstruction
Crime Scene and Forensic Science
Executive Management Program
Police Motorcycle
Police Training
School of Police Staff and Command
Supervision of Police Personnel
Supervision of Public Safety Personnel
Transportation Engineering

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