Evanston Police Cmdr. Melissa Sacluti has graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

The 10 week program, launched by NU’s Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 14,000 students.  

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in 27 core blocks of instruction and additional 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 completes written examination, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper. Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University.  

Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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