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Police Sergeant Gains Valuable Skills from Northwestern Public Safety

Post Date:01/24/2017 12:00 PM

Sergeant Kanupke
Sergeant Joseph Kanupke

The Mount Prospect Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Joseph Kanupke from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. Sergeant Kanupke successfully completed the 10 week Staff and Command Program held in Evanston, Illinois from September 26 – December 9, 2016. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety* in 1983, has graduated over 10,000 students both nationally and internationally. Sergeant Kanupke was one of 30 students in SPSC Class #400.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 22 core or mandatory blocks of instruction and nine optional blocks of instruction during each session. The major topics of study include: Management and Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources for Law Enforcement, Budgeting, Staffing Allocation, and Personnel Deployment.

The Mount Prospect Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Sergeant Joseph Kanupke’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

“Sergeant Kanupke brings a number of skills to the table based on the experience he has gained during his tenure with the Department,” said Chief Janowick. “I look forward to this valuable managerial education enhancing his abilities as a sergeant, advancing the goals of the Department, and helping with the professional development of our police officers.”

*The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training, and Executive Development.

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