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Sergeant Matthew Bietsch has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

CHAMBERSBURG — Sergeant Matthew Bietsch has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The Chambersburg Police Department announced Friday that Bietsch had completed a 22-week Staff and Command program in Evanston, Illinois.

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) program was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983. It has graduated over 20,000 students both nationally and internationally.

Bietsch was a student in SPSC Class #450 which accommodated a total of 27 students for the twenty-two week period. The SPSC provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction, plus additional optional blocks during each session.

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The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation. Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes. A staff study paper is also required as part of the curriculum.

Upon successful completion, students may be awarded undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 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 then, 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.

The Chambersburg Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Bietsch’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.

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