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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Sgt. Deck Shaline completes public safety program at Northwestern University

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The Durango Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sgt. Deck Shaline from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.

Shaline successfully completed the 22-week program held in Evanston, Ill. The program, implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 25,000 students nationally and internationally. Many program graduates go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

“We are very proud of Sgt. Shaline and his accomplishment,” Chief of Police Bob Brammer said. “Education such as SPSC is a key component to the future of the policing profession. Armed with the knowledge obtained from these series of courses, the Durango PD will be more capable to serve our community and our citizens.”

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction on topics including leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting, and resource allocation.

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.


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