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Center for Public Safety

Welcome to the Center for Public Safety

With thousands of former students successfully engaged in law enforcement and traffic 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 Our All-New Crash Investigation Online!

Registration Is Now Open for the March 4 - May 5 Sessions!

On the night shift? Not able to travel to Evanston? No problem! We have taken our renowned Crash Investigation 1 & 2 and transformed them into all-new online courses. Students receive the same instruction and content as their classroom counterparts but on their own schedule and from anywhere around the world. Learn more!

Crash Investigation 1 Online

Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyExplore our course catalog and register today!   For easy access to specific 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
sUAS (Drones) for Traffic Safety
Supervision of Police Personnel
Supervision of Public Safety Personnel
Transportation Engineering

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

The Key

The Journal of the Northwestern Center for Public Safety

The Key features articles covering Leadership & Management, Transportation Engineering, Forensic Photography, and more.   Read online >>

Our scrollable, printable PDF edition features all of the online content but is designed for easy offline reading on your computer, phone, or tablet. 

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