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Northwestern University 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, 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.

Find a Class!

Northwestern Center for Public SafetyView all upcoming NUCPS courses and register. Click on the "Dates" column header to sort courses in date order. You can also browse by subject matter:

Crash Investigation and Reconstruction
Crime Scene and Forensic Science
Executive Management Program
Police Motorcycle
Police Training
Preventing Community Crisis
School of Police Staff and Command
sUAS (Drones) for Traffic Safety Curriculum
Supervision of Police Personnel
Transportation Engineering

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The Key

The Quarterly Journal of the Northwestern Center for Public Safety

Enjoy reading a copy of the February 2018 issue of The Key! Choose to read each article individually online -- or download the PDF version .

This quarter's issue offers something for everyone, featuring articles in all of our areas of expertise, from Traffic Engineering and Crash Investigation to Community Policing. Our PDF version offers additional information on this issue's contributors, the NUCPS 2018 Annual Reception, and the NUCPS Scholarship Program, as well as extra photos and graphics. 

News / Updates

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 / Summer 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.

Learn more about how you can get involved!

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