The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Robert Richards, Sergeant Erwin Drummond, and Sergeant Beverly Eweisi from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #415.
Milwaukee Chief of Police Edward Flynn was the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony.
The ten-week School of Police Staff and Command program 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 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.
Lieutenant Richards, Sergeant Drummond, and Sergeant Eweisi along with their class colleagues, raised over $3,000 as a legacy gift for the 100 Club of Chicago/Lake County. The 100 Club provides financial assistance for the families of first-responders killed in the line of duty. Additionally, members of SPSC Class #415 volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville, where they packed over 30,000 meals for malnourished children living in the Dominican Republic.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Over the past ten weeks, Lt. Richards, Sgt. Drummond, and Sgt. Eweisi, have been challenged on both an academic level and leadership level. I am very proud of them for accomplishing this coursework in advanced management and leadership. I am confident they will utilize their newly learned skills to continue ‘raising the bar’ at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office!”