Evanston Police Cmdr. Melvin Collier has received the Public Safety Executive Leadership Award from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety.
Police Chief Richard Eddington, who nominated Collier for the award, says that by successfully completing the center's entire sequence of management programs — Supervision of Police Personnel, School of Police Staff and Command and the Executive Management Program — Collier has demonstrated a commitment to delivering the best, most professional service to his community.
The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety was established in 1936 to expand the scope of university-level education in traffic safety.
Since that time, the Center has broadened its offerings to include police operations and management.
Law enforcement agencies have also come to depend on the center for university-level research programs, technical assistance and conferences on crucial and timely issues.
The center has taught nearly a quarter million professionals in law enforcement related fields from all 50 states and 38 foreign countries.