School of Police Staff & Command-Dekalb

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructor Location:
DeKalb Police Department
700 W. Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL
Instructor: Staff members of the Center for Public Safety

Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

The next MTU1 & MTU2 sponsored School of Police Staff & Command has been scheduled to begin January 22, 2018. 

All registrations and payments will be made through NUCPS

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DATE:   Begins January 22, 2018                     Registration Ends:    December 15, 2017

TIME:   8:00 AM—4:00 PM          400 Hours

LOCATION:  DeKalb Police Dept., 700 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL

INSTRUCTOR:  Staff members of the Center for Public Safety

Week 1    -   January 22
Week 2    -   January 29
Week 3    -   February 12
Week 4    -   February 19
Week 5    -   March 12
Week 6    -   March 19
Week 7    -   April 16
Week 8    -   April 23
Week 9    -   May 14
Week 10 -    May 21

Course Description

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an intensive ten-week program that prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by uniquely combining academic principles with practical applications.

Since the program launched in 1983, the SPSC has received enthusiastic response from executives and participants throughout the country. In 2012, the program was redesigned and the course curriculum updated to better incorporate adult- and problem-based learning models.

Course Content         

  • Budgeting
  • Contemporary Policing
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Employee Relations
  • Evaluating Products and Services
  • Executive Image
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership and Management
  • Media Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Planning and Policies
  • Project Management
  • Resource Allocation
  • Statistics
  • Traffic

Who Should Attend

SPSC is a dynamic police management program designed to prepare today's progressive public safety managers for senior command positions and is intended for mid- and upper-level supervisory personnel.

It is expected that participating students have at least two years of supervisory experience and are prepared to complete upper-division (i.e., junior and senior level) university course work.

Upper division university course work presumes that a student has the ability to:

  • Write a research paper
  • Perform arithmetic operations and understand elementary algebraic notation
  • Read, comprehend and retain assigned materials based on textbooks, professional journals, trade magazines and other sources
  • Schedule time to complete out-of-class reading and writing assignments

SPSC is not appropriate for entry-level officers, deputies or troopers. It is recommended that personnel who have recently been appointed to their first supervisory position attend NUCPS's Supervision of Police Personnel on-ground or online.

To ensure that SPSC students have sufficient time to attend class and complete out-of-class assignments, students should be released from their normal job responsibilities. Students are required to have access to the internet for grade retrieval and course communication.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete SPSC are better prepared to:

·         Think globally rather than remain task-oriented

·         Deliver services effectively and efficiently

·         Get things done with people

·         Analyze the environment

·         Mitigate legal exposure

·         Develop systems of accountability


NUCPS courses are directed and taught by professional staff members of the Center for Public Safety.  Many instructors are former law enforcement officers with an aggregate of over 200 years of enforcement experience. Guest lecturers, including several NUCPS graduates, supplement the faculty and come from law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and national organizations.



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$3,950.00 paid directly to NUCPS.  All registrations and payments will be made through NUCPS.

Course ID        MT-SPSC
Section ID       012218-DEK.IL

Session            Spring 2018