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Red Wing sergeant completes Northwestern University Center for Public Safety studies

Sgt. David Addleman of the Red Wing Police Department successfully completed a 10-week School of Police Staff and Command program at Northwestern University. The course of studies were held Sept. 18-Dec. 1, in Eagan, Minn. The program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 18,000 students both nationally and internationally. Addleman was a student in SPSC Class 424, which accommodated a total of 30 students for the 10-week period.

SPSC provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 27 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 a total of six units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. 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.

"We are pleased that Sgt. Addleman had the opportunity to attend this prestigious course in police management and have no doubt of the benefit this will provide to the Red Wing community," Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman said. "He represented his department and community well."