A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
The Crystal Lake Police Department recognizes Sergeant Ronald Joseph for Graduating from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command
The Crystal Lake Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Ronald Joseph from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.
Sergeant Joseph has successfully completed the ten week Staff and Command program held in Lake Zurich, Illinois from September 10, 2012 to January 18, 2013.
The program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 9000 students both nationally and internationally. Sergeant Ronald Joseph was a student in SPSC class #336 which accommodated a total of 32 students for the ten week period.
The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-two core or mandatory blocks of instruction and utilizes nine additional 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.
Each student is academically challenged through a total of eighteen written examinations, projects, and quizzes in addition to two research papers that are a required part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 8 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
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.
The Crystal Lake Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Sergeant Ronald Joseph attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their perspective agencies. Currently, over 750 graduates hold the title of Chief of Police and 39 of 50 Directors of State Police Agencies are also graduates of this program.