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Posted on: May 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Sergeant Graduates Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command

Sgt Tomasello Graduation

Sheriff John Idleburg is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant David Tomasello from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #459.

The ten-week School of Police Staff and Command began March 11, 2019 and ended May 17, 2019.  The course was held in Evanston, Illinois at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. 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 School of Police Staff and Command provides college-level instruction in a total of twenty-seven 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.

Sergeant Tomasello, along with his class colleagues, raised money as a legacy gift for the family of fallen McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner.  They also raised funds to provide a scholarship for an underfunded police department to send a command member to SPSC.  The scholarship fund is in the name of McHenry Deputy Jacob Keltner.

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “I’m very proud another leader within the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command.  The ten-week course is certainly an academic challenge, and I know Sergeant Tomasello will put the skills and knowledge he learned to great use in our organization and serving our community.” 

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