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Sztuba completes School of Police Staff & Command

Bourbonnais, IL — The Bourbonnais Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Jason Sztuba from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Sergeant Sztuba successfully completed the ten-week, 400-hour Police Staff and Command program January 3 - May 6, 2022. He graduated in SPSC Class #514 which included a total of 33 students.

“We are very proud of Sergeant Stzuba and his recent accomplishment,” expressed Chief of Police, James Phelps. “We look forward to him applying his education and training to the Bourbonnais Police Department and Village of Bourbonnais.”

The School of Police Staff and Command is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced law enforcement professionals for success in senior command positions. The curriculum incorporates command-level content such as planning and policies, media relations, organizational behavior, budgeting and resource allocation, human resources, contemporary policing and more.

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 Police Training, Management Training and Executive Development.

Sergeant Sztuba joined the Bourbonnais Police Department in 2011. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Sztuba has served the department as Detective, Crime Scene Technician, Nuisance Abatement Program Coordinator, Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator and as a member of the county-wide Emergency Response Team. He resides in Bourbonnais with his wife, Laura. They have two children.

The Bourbonnais Police Department consists of 26 officers serving 18,164 residents, according to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau estimate.

Learn more about the Bourbonnais Police Department here.