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Northwestern University Center for Public Safety offers internationally respected courses and programs for law enforcement, crash investigators, and other public safety professionals.

Upcoming Conference Exhibits

Visit Our Booth at These Events!

  •  March 5 -7, 2024: World Police Summit, Dubai, UAE. Selected Speaker: NUCPS Crash Investigation & Reconstruction Director Adam Hyde 
  • April 8 - 12, 2024: NAPARS Symposium on EDR Research & Training, Oklahoma City, OK
  • August 23 - 24, 2024: Midwest Safety & Police Expo / Conference, Tinley Park, IL

New Crash Course Announced

NUCPS is excited to offer Math & Physics Review for Crash Reconstruction, an all-new, remote course that is designed especially for students who wish to enroll in Vehicle Dynamics or other advanced reconstruction courses but don't have the math and physics background that those courses require. In four days of remote learning, our instructors offer students the solid math and physics they need in order to concentrate on reconstruction techniques instead of struggling with basic skills. This course also is ideal for prospective reconstruction students who had exposure to advanced math and physics in the past but need a refresher. Watch your email for course dates & registration information.


2023 / 24 NUCPS Course Catalog



Celebrating 10 Years of SPSC Online

Ten years ago, on January 27, 2014, School of Police Staff Command course director Lin Krohn and the NUCPS leadership team logged on to welcome 25 students to the first online SPSC class. This January, the 62nd SPSCO class began its coursework. In recognition of this milestone anniversary, we sat down with Lin and SPSCO Class #535 alum Commander Daniel Grispino (Class #535) to discuss their experiences and the benefits of SPSCO.

shpd-commander-dan-grispino.jpgALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Commander Daniel Grispino, SPSCO Class #535

Following his graduation from SPSCO, Grispino hit grant-writing gold, obtaining a $400,000 federal grant to expand the Shaker Heights (OH) Police Department's Mental Health Unit to include smaller neighboring communities. "It never would have happened if it weren’t for the training that I received at NUCPS, where I learned where to locate such grants and then in turn how to write them. This was my first time writing a grant, and I was able to collaborate in a short amount of time with surrounding agencies. It's really opened so much."
Read the Interview with Grispino

Lin Krohn

SPSCO Course Director Lin Krohn, SPSC Class #16

SPSCO Course Director Lin Krohn discusses the development and success of this momentous program. "SPSCO opens the door for [students] to reach for more," inspires them to "pay it forward," and helps graduates maintain their professionalism and integrity through confidence in their competence, says Krohn. 

Read the full interview with Krohn



Department News & Reminders

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We are happy to have partnered with Parchment for quick, automated orders for School of Police Staff & Command and the Supervision of Police Personnel transcripts. Simply click the below button to order your NUCPS transcripts. If you haven't used Parchment in the past, click here for downloadable step-by-step instruction

Replacement  / duplicate certificates for all courses are available for purchase. Please contact Program Coordinator Sandra Mayfield at s-mayfield@northwestern.edu to order. Certificate pricing can be found here. 

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Traffic Crash Reconstruction, New Edition

The newest edition of our classic text! All chapters are updated, enhanced, and feature new high-quality photos and graphics. Expanded topics include Monte Carlo Analysis, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Pedestrian / Bicycle, Heavy Trucks, and more. Authors include such industry leaders as Roger Barrette, Gary Cooper, Lynn Fricke, Brad Muir, Dr. Jeffrey Muttart, Lou Peck, Nathan Rose, and others. Click below to receive an immediate notice when Traffic Crash Reconstruction rolls off of the printing press!

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Crash reconstruction templates

Crash Templates & Textbooks

All of our crash templates and textbooks are available online through the Northwestern University Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

<< Important Note: Use the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the bookstore's website to search for your product. >> If you need help finding your book or template, please contact the Northwestern Barnes & Noble Bookstore at (847) 491-3991.

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Email Signature Logos

NUCPS offers two custom email signature logos for qualifying students:

1) School of Police Staff & Command logo: SPSC Graduates can request their custom class logo by downloading and completing the SPSC logo request form. Logos are not emailed until grades are finalized in our system, approximately 4 - 6 weeks following graduation.

2) Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional logo: Students who have completed our 5-course Crash Sequence can request their custom logo by downloading and completing the logo request form

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