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Welcome to the Center for Public Safety

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 the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Introducing New & Revised Courses

Spring / Summer 2019

Exciting new courses are now available for enhancing your professional development and knowledge. In 2019, NUCPS is rolling out several new courses for public safety professionals, including these upcoming programs.

New! Supervision of Public Safety Personnel (SPSP)

SPSP is a new collaboration between NUCPS and Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy and offers first-line public safety personnel a solid foundation for leadership development. Effective crisis response often requires a combined effort from multiple public safety professions. This dynamic, two-week program helps public safety supervisors embrace leadership concepts in a collaborative manner and provides participants with the strong supervisory skills that are essential for successfully mitigating emergency incidents. Learn More & Register >>

New! Digital Forensic Photography at Night

Develop your low-light and night photography in this exciting new hands-on course. Forensic photographers will learn an array of vital techniques, from low-light level exposures and multi-flash applications to painting with light. Learn More & Register >>

New! Crash Investigation 1 & 2 Online

We've taken our world-renowned Crash Investigation 1 and Crash Investigation 2 and created online versions of each course. Now, whether you are in Hawaii, Korea, New York, or right here in Evanston, you can take Crash 1 or Crash 2 online and on your own schedule. Learn More & Register >>

New! Interview & Interrogation Techniques

Enhance your professional interview and interrogation techniques while also gaining further crucial skills for obtaining voluntary, court-defensible confessions and witness statements. Learn More & Register >>

Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyTake your professional development in a Northwestern direction. Explore our online course catalog and register today!  For easy access to frequently searched subjects, click on a link below:

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

Our registration system is searchable by program, keyword, date, and category. Click on the "Dates" column header to sort courses in date order.

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