October 14, 2014
Dear Law Enforcement Colleagues:
The Police and Correctional Training Commissions, in conjunction with the Maryland Highway Safety Office, the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the Maryland Sheriffs Association are pleased to announce the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety will present its ten-week School of Police Staff and Command Program (SPSC) at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville Maryland. The program is scheduled to begin on February 9, 2015 and end on April 24, 2015 with a one-week break between weeks five and six.
The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive ten-week program that prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by uniquely combining academic principles with practical applications and allows participants the opportunity to receive 21 undergraduate college credits. This particular program will have a traffic safety management emphasis.
Overnight accommodations, meals and facility fees for Maryland agencies may be covered by a grant through the Maryland Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This grant allows us to bring this worthwhile program to the State at considerable savings to law enforcement agencies. Fees for out-of-state participants will be determined.
The $3,900 tuition is the responsibility of the participant’s agency and must be paid directly to Northwestern University by January 25, 2015. In collaboration with the Maryland Highway Safety Office, a limited number of tuition scholarships are available from the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the Maryland Sheriff's Associations. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant's agency must be a member of the MCPA or MSA and the applicant must fit all other selection requirements. There is a $250.00 registration fee for all applicants accepted to the program. This fee is the responsibility of the applicant’s agency, to be paid to MPCTC by February 9, 2015. The student's application to attend the SPSC will also serve as an application for the scholarship. Questions regarding the scholarship should be referred to Mr. John Hipps, Law Enforcement Liaison for the Maryland Highway Safety Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-787-7083).
If you are interested in having a member of your agency participate in the Northwestern University program, please have them complete the attached application form and fax to Ms. Susan Strausbaugh at 410-875-3584 or email it to her at email@example.com as soon as possible but no later than January 5, 2015. Selections to attend the School of Police Staff and Command will be made by the MCPA Training Committee. These selections will be based on the information contained in the Statement of Purpose and the Letter of Recommendation, as well as the applicants' rank, current job assignment, and level of responsibility within the agency. Ensuring statewide representation in the SPSC will also be a consideration in the selection process. Applications received after the due date will be considered if space is available, and only for the most qualified candidates on a first-come first-served basis.
If you need additional information please contact Ms. Strausbaugh at 410-875-3575. This is a tremendous opportunity for Maryland Law Enforcement and we are honored to host this internationally recognized university training.
Charles W. Rapp
Northwestern Letter & Application for Enrollment.pdf