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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for a course?

Please click here to learn more about how to searching for a class, create an account, and register.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please click Cancellation Policy to learn about course cancellations.

Does NUCPS offer courses off campus?

Yes, NUCPS offers many courses at locations throughout the US. Course locations are specified in each individual course section page on the registration system.

If you are interested in hosting a course or program on-site at the location of your choice, please click here for more information and contact us by email at nucps@northwestern.edu or by phone at 800-323-4011. Our courses can be offered as either open-enrollment courses (for which anyone can register if he or she meets the requirements) or as closed-enrollment courses for a specific agency or group.

If you are interested in hosting the School of Police Staff and Command, please read through the Hosting the School of Police Staff and Command FAQs before contacting NUCPS.

Does NUCPS offer custom courses?

Upon the request of the sponsoring agency, NUCPS staff can develop training programs tailored to the agency's training requirements.

If you are interested in working with NUCPS to develop a course or program specific to your agency's training needs, please contact us by email at nucps@northwestern.edu or by phone at 800-323-4011.

Who teaches NUCPS courses?

NUCPS courses are directed and taught by Center for Public Safety staff members. Many instructors are current or former law enforcement officers. Guest lecturers supplement the instruction staff and include public safety industry experts from law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and national organizations.

If I earned college credit, how can I request a copy of my transcript?

To request an official copy of a transcript, please download the transcript request form. By federal law, transcripts can be issued to students or to a third party only upon written authorization.

Please submit the completed form and payment ($25 for the first transcript, $5 for each additional transcript, $7 for rush delivery) via US Postal Mail or by fax.

All checks should be made out to Northwestern University. If paying by credit card, please be sure to include the security code.

BY MAIL
Attention Sandra Mayfield
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety
1801 Maple Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60208

BY FAX
Attention Sandra Mayfield
847-467-0540

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