Sgt. Armstrong Completes Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command

The Chambersburg Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Ian Armstrong from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. He is the Fifth Sergeant from the Chambersburg Police Department to complete this training since 2017. Sergeant Ian Armstrong has successfully completed the (22) week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois from July 6 – December 13, 2020.

This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 25,000 students both nationally and internationally. Sergeant Ian Armstrong was a student in SPSC Class #491 which accommodated a total of 24 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.

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 Ian Armstrong’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.