Rantoul Police Officer Receives Leadership Award at Completion of 10 Week Staff and Command School
Rantoul Police Lieutenant Justin Bouse recently graduated from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command. The 10-week program was held in St. John, IN. Since the program's inception in 1983, Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety has graduated tens-of-thousands of students both nationally and internationally. The program provides college-level instruction in a total of 27 core blocks of instruction during each session. The major study topics include leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation. Students in the program are “academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes, in addition to a staff study paper.”
At the end of the program, the University awarded the prestigious Franklin M. Kreml Leadership award to Lieutenant Bouse. The only award granted in the School of Police Staff and Command was established in 1984 by the Center for Public Safety’s founder Franklin M. Kreml. It is awarded to the student who best displays the dedication, devotion, ethics, sense of justice, and other professional values that exemplify the kind of leadership needed in today’s law enforcement community. The award is made by the University to recognize the outstanding leadership demonstrated by one member of the class based upon the confidential votes cast by every attendee.
The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community.
Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of Police Training, Management Training and Executive Development.