A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office:
Graduation Announcement: Sergeant Eric Ellis and Sergeant Michael Muraski Graduate from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety
January 27, 2015- Sergeant Eric Ellis and Sergeant Michael Muraski recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University held in Libertyville, IL, from September 15, 2014 to January 16, 2015.
Sergeants Ellis and Muraski were students in SPSC Class #368, totaling 28 students, for a total of ten weeks of formal instruction. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has produced over 9,000 graduates both nationally and internationally.
The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college coursework on topics such as:
- Leadership and Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Employee Relations
- Contemporary Policing
Graduates are given the tools to think globally rather than remain task oriented and empowered to deliver services effectively and efficiently, analyze the environment, and develop systems of accountability.
Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 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 McHenry County Sheriff’s Office anticipates a variety of benefits from Sergeants Ellis and Muraski’s attendance in this program. Many of the program’s graduates have gone on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.