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Comprehensive Programs for Public Safety Professionals

With tens of thousands of graduates engaged in law enforcement, traffic safety, and public safety professions around the globe, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety has earned its reputation as an international leader in public safety professional development and education. Our students and graduates praise our comprehensive course offerings, expert instructors, high-quality curriculum, and invaluable networking.

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Crash Investigation & Reconstruction

Scientific traffic crash investigation has been a part of NUCPS since its inception in 1936. We literally "wrote the book" on crash investigation and reconstruction, and we continue to stand as a world leader in training related to these subjects. We offer the most comprehensive crash investigation program of its kind, from basic crash investigation courses through and advanced reconstruction classes.
Crash Investigation & Reconstruction Classes

Police Training

NUCPS offers expert courses that investigators, detectives, and other public safety professionals need to enhance their careers and further their skills. Course areas include police motorcycle instructor training, investigations training, RADAR/LIDAR instructor training, and more.
Police Training Courses

Transportation Engineering

Transportation Engineering offers internationally renowned courses on the planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. Through training programs and resource materials, these courses instruct on information about, and the application of, recent developments in the field of transportation engineering.
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Crime Scene & Forensic Science

NUCPS offers authoritative courses for crime scene specialists, investigators, detectives, and other public safety professionals who are responsible for crime scene investigations. Our courses range from basic crime scene technology and blood stain evidence to such advanced courses as forensic death investigation and fingerprint photography. We now also offer multiple Forensic Science Certification programs.
Learn more about Crime Scene & Forensic Science

Research & Consulting Services

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 nucps@northwestern.edu or call (800) 323-4011. 
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