Comprehensive Programs for Public Safety Professionals
With tens of thousands of graduates engaged in law enforcement and traffic safety professions around the globe, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety has earned the reputation as the worldwide leader in public safety professional development and education. Our comprehensive offering of courses includes crash investigation and transportation engineering, management courses, and such operations and police training courses as those in crime scene and forensic science, police motorcycle, traffic management, investigation management, and more.
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NUCPS Course / Program Divisions
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The concept of scientific crash investigation has been a part of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety since its inception in 1936. We literally "wrote the book" on crash investigation and reconstruction, and we continue to be a world leader in training related to these subjects. We offer the most comprehensive traffic crash investigation program of its kind, with courses beginning at basic crash investigation and culminating in various advanced crash reconstruction courses.
Crash Courses >>
The NUCPS Management Training division offers four leadership programs for law enforcement professionals. Each can be taken as a self-contained course or as part of a logical sequence. All programs are continually revised to address current public safety issues and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual agencies.
Management Courses >>
NUCPS offers numerous courses for crime scene specialists, investigators, detectives, first responders, and other public safety professionals involved in major crime investigation. The Police Training division also offers courses in police motorcycle operation and instruction as well as RADAR/LIDAR and standard field sobriety instructor training.
Police Training courses >>
The Transportation Engineering division is a nationwide resource for the day-to-day planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. Through training programs and resource materials, these courses disseminate information about, and facilitate the application of, recent developments in the field of transportation engineering.
Transportation Engineering courses >>
Research and Consulting
NUCPS provides research-based consulting to public safety organizations in the US and abroad. Consulting teams are comprised of NUCPS-affiliated instructors and subject matter experts. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (800) 323-4011.