Evanston Police Sgt. Joseph Dugan graduated last week from the 10-week police staff and command school at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

The program, which has graduated over 9,000 students worldwide since its inception in 1983, covers management theory, organizational behavor, budgeting, staffing and personnel deployment. Program graduates earn eight units of undergraudate credit from Northwestern.

Nearly 800 program graduates now head municipal or state police agencies. 

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  1. Mazel Tov

    What a great achievement Sgt. Dugan! I had the pleasure of meeting this fine Evanston white shirt and let me just say, decent guy. I’m glad Northwestern offers this fine program to fine tune EPD’s supervisors and make them true administrators. Sgt. Dugan is in good company now, joining a fine list of staff and command graduates.

  2. I met Sgt. Dugan

    I met Sgt.Dugan one time on an animal call I phoned into the police department

    I am not an animal lover so when my "brother’s" pet gerbil escaped from his cage I became over ridden with fear and anxiety.

    Sgt. Dugan, who was in a blue uniform at the time, arrived at my parents house and unfortunately for me, he saw me in quite the chaotic state.

    Sgt. Dugan was very professional, comforting and understanding. He told me that gerbils usually are harmless and that if I leave a toilet paper roll out the gerbil will eventually become curious and walk into it. I then can safely put "Jerry" the gerbil back in the cage.

    I was simply amazed at Sgt.Dugan’s vast knowledge of the animal world and his compassion for my situation was second to none. Thank You Sgt.Dugan. The City of Evanston is lucky to have you. 

  3. A Caring Sergeant

    I had a break in at my house a few years back and Sgt. Dugan responded to my apartment. He is so sweet and generous with his time. He came back to my house daily or called everynight to see that I made it home okay. Who does that!?!? He made me free safe! I am so proud of him! I moved away since then and I don’t believe there is any caring police officer like Joe.  Evanston is a safer place having Sgt. Dugan! Thank you Joe!!!!

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