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CL officer graduates public safety school

The Crystal Lake Police Department recognizes Sgt. 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 Sgt. Ronald Joseph from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.

Sgt. Joseph successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command program held in Lake Zurich from Sept. to Jan. 18. He was a student in SPSC class No. 336, which accommodated a total of 32 students for the 10-week period.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 22 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 18 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 eight units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston.

The Crystal Lake Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Sgt. Joseph's 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, more than 750 graduates hold the title of Chief of Police and 39 of 50 Directors of State Police Agencies are also graduates.


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