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Completes police program despite COVID-19 delays

Bourbonnais, IL — The Bourbonnais Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Craig King from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Sergeant Craig King has successfully completed the ten-week, 400-hour Staff and Command program held in Plainfield, Illinois, from January 6 - May 8, 2020. The program implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983 has graduated over 25,000 students both nationally and internationally. Sergeant Craig King was a student in SPSC Class #473 which accommodated a total of 39 students. He is a 19-year veteran of the Bourbonnais Police Department and was promoted to Sergeant in 2016.

“We are very proud of Sergeant King and his recent accomplishment,” expressed Chief of Police, James Phelps. “Craig’s class was unique in that it was just completed, due to numerous COVID-19-related delays. We look forward to him applying his education and training to the Bourbonnais Police Department.”

The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction with major topics of study including: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

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 Bourbonnais Police Department consists of 26 officers serving 19,526 Village of Bourbonnais residents, according to a recent U.S. Census bureau estimate.

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