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Supervision of Police Personnel

Tuition: see specific class  |  Prerequisites: None. 
University Credit (On-Ground): 1 unit of credit under the Northwestern University quarter system
Download SPP ON-GROUND / ON-LINE  Curriculum Information 

Whether online or on-ground, Supervision of Police Personnel (SPP) offers the strong foundational management skills that new law enforcement supervisors will utilize throughout their careers.

Our expert instructors and proven curriculum focus on understanding human behavior in order to successfully manage day-to-day work relationships with subordinates, superiors, and the public, as well as teaching new supervisors how to manage common challenges. Designed for officers with little or no formal supervisory training, SPP covers such critical topics as leadership and motivational principles, communication techniques, community skills, performance appraisals, employee discipline, and more. 

Course Curriculum includes:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Critical Incidents
  • Decision Making
  • DiSC® Personal Profile System
  • Discipline & Managing Problem Employees
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Key Elements of Dynamic Leadership
  • Motivational Principles
  • Officer Wellness
  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Procedural Justice
  • Managing Diversity

SPP On-Ground or Online

  • SPP On-Ground is a two-week course and is offered in different cities and states throughout the calendar year. 

Find an On-Ground SPP Section & Register!

  •  SPP Online (SPPO) is an asynchronous online course. It provides the same course objectives, curriculum, and instructors as SPP On-Ground. Due to the online environment, activities and assignments may vary from the on-ground course. Regular contribution to weekly course discussions is required for successful course completion.  Click here to learn more about NUCPS Online Learning. 



The Executive Leadership Award

Supervision of Police Personnel is one of three courses required to be eligible for the NUCPS Executive Leadership Award. Students who successfully complete Supervision of Police Personnel, School of Police Staff & Command, and the Executive Management Program are encouraged to apply for this elite award.
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