Sergeant Matthew Bietsch Graduates from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

 Northwestern University Center for Public Safety

                      School of Police Staff and Command

                      Graduation Press Release

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

The Chambersburg Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Matthew Bietsch from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Sergeant Matthew Bietsch has successfully completed the (22) week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois from January 7, 2019 – June 9, 2019. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 20,000 students both nationally and internationally. Sergeant Matthew Bietsch was a student in SPSC Class #450 which accommodated a total of 27 students for the twenty two week period.

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. 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 in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts 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 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.

The Chambersburg Police Department anticipates a variety of benefits from Sergeant Matthew 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.