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Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) offers internationally respected courses and programs for law enforcement, crash investigators, traffic engineers, and other public safety professionals from agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.


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Check in with NUCPS at Booth #612 at IACP 22! 

We're excited to be back on the IACP Conference Exhibit Floor this October in Dallas!

Visit us at Booth #612 to catch up with Shelly Camden, Adam Hyde, and Ron Fisher -- and learn more about our programs and exciting new opportunities for course graduates! And while you are there, be sure to pick up an exciting new gift at our booth while supplies last!

Crash & SPSC Custom Email Signature Logos

Request your custom email signature logos! NUCPS offers two exciting custom email signature logos for qualifying students:

1) SCHOOL OF POLICE STAFF & COMMAND GRADUATES: Graduates of courses earlier than December 2021 can request their custom email logo by downloading and completing the SPSC logo request form. Current SPSC students should not apply for the logo. Logos will be emailed shortly following release of final grades.

2) NUCPS Traffic Crash Reconstruction Professional logo: We invite those who have successfully completed our core five-course Crash Investigation & Reconstruction series (Crash 1, Crash 2, Vehicle Dynamics, Reconstruction 1, Reconstruction 2) to request their custom logo.  Please download and complete the Traffic Crash Reconstruction logo request form. To qualify, all five courses must have been taken through NUCPS. 

NUCPS Announces a New Crash Achievement Award

Sept. 2, 2022 - Remember to submit your application for the inaugural Fricke Cooper Achievement Award by the October 1 deadline. Those received following the deadline will be reviewed for the 2023 award period. Students of our Traffic Crash Investigation & Reconstruction programs who have successfully completed the six required courses and three crash reconstruction elective courses are eligible to apply. Learn more about award requirements, deadlines, and Fricke and Cooper by clicking the below button!
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