Oakwood Hills Police Chief Valiza Nash has received the Public Safety Executive Leadership Award from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.
The award was presented Dec. 7 at the center’s School of Police Staff and Command graduation ceremony at the Double Tree by Hilton in Skokie.
By successfully completing the center’s sequence of management programs – supervision of police personnel, School of Police Staff and Command and executive management program – Nash has demonstrated a commitment to delivering the best, most professional service to her community.
She was nominated by Oakwood Hills Trustee Kristina Zahorik.
The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety was established in 1936 to expand the scope of university-level education in traffic safety.
Since then, the center has broadened its offerings to include police operations and management.
Law enforcement agencies also have come to depend on the center for university-level research programs, technical assistance and conferences on crucial and timely issues.
The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety has taught almost 250,000 professionals in law enforcement in related fields from all
50 states and 38 foreign countries.