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The Lake County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sgt. Jim McKinney from Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC). Sgt. McKinney was nominated President of the class and together with his colleagues in Class #396 raised a legacy gift of $11,300. The legacy gift proceeds went to LaCasa Norte, a non-profit organization focused on housing and support services to end homelessness and the family of Officer Tim Jones of Park Forest who was shot after he responded to a call of a burglary at a vacant home. Officer Jones is still recovering and is the son of Country Club Police Chief William Jones.
The ten (10) week Staff and Command program was held in Evanston, Illinois from March 14 - May 20, 2016. Since the program's inception in 1983, Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety has graduated over 14,000 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.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline served as the Keynote Speaker for the graduation.
Photo: From L2R - Michelle Camden, Deputy Director Northwestern Center for Public Safety (NCPS), Former Chicago Police Superintendant Phil Cline, Roy Lucke, Program Director NCPS, David Bradfield, Director NCPS.