A press release from the Village of Bull Valley:
Commander James Page Graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety
The Bull Valley Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Commander James Page from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Commander Page has successfully completed the ten (10) week Staff and Command program held in Libertyville, Illinois.
This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 14,000 students both nationally and internationally.
Commander Page was a student in SPSC Class 368 which accommodated a total of 27 students for the ten week period.
The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.
Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations nd quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students are awarded a total of 16.9 semester hours 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.respective agencies. Commander Page previously earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas.