With thousands of graduates engaged in law enforcement and traffic safety professions around the globe, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety has earned the reputation as the worldwide leader in public safety professional development and education.

Our comprehensive offering of courses includes crash investigation, transportation engineering, supervision and management, and police operations and training.

Crash Investigation

Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors Research (40 ACTAR CEUs)
CDR Data Analyst
CDR Technician (16 ACTAR CEUs)
Crash Investigation 1
Crash Investigation 2
Heavy Vehicle Crash Reconstruction (39 ACTAR CEUs)
Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction (39 ACTAR CEUs)
Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Reconstruction (40 ACTAR CEUs)
Preserving and Analyzing Information from Heavy Vehicle EDRs
Traffic Crash Reconstruction 1 (73 ACTAR CEUs)
Traffic Crash Reconstruction 2 (35 ACTAR CEUs)
Traffic Crash Reconstruction 3 (40 ACTAR CEUs)
Traffic Crash Reconstruction Refresher (23 ACTAR CEUs)
Vehicle Dynamics
Vehicle Systems for the CDR Technician (eligible for ACTAR CEUs)

Management Training

Executive Management Program
School of Police Staff and Command
Supervision of Police Personnel
Supervision of Public Safety Personnel


Crash Investigation 1 Online – Instructor-Led
Crash Investigation 2 Online – Instructor-Led
School of Police Staff and Command Online
Supervision of Police Personnel Online

Police Training

Agents of Change: Effective Strategies for Police-Community Partnerships (A Preventing Community Crisis Course)
Bloodstain Evidence 1
Bloodstain Evidence 2
Commanders Course on Hostage Negotiations
Crime Scene Technology 1: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Crime Scene Process

Police Training

Crime Scene Technology 2: A Crime Scene Practicum
Crime Scene Technology 3: Advanced Techniques
Criminal Investigation for the New Investigator
Digital Forensic Photography
Digital Forensic Photography At Night
Field Training Officer
Financial Crime Investigation
Hostage Negotiations
Internal Affairs Investigations Seminar
Interview and Interrogation Techniques: A realistic approach to obtaining the truth in criminal investigation
Managing Criminal Investigation Units
Police Motorcycle Instructor Recertification
Police Motorcycle Instructor Training
Police Motorcycle Operator Training
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course
Traffic RADAR/LIDAR Instructor Training

Transportation Engineering

Advanced Geometric Design Workshop
Crash Reconstruction for Traffic Engineers
Fundamentals of Geometric Design Workshop
Highway Railroad Grade Crossing Workshop
Identification and Treatment of High Hazard Locations
Intersection Design and Channelization Workshop
Roundabout Design Workshop
Seminar for Traffic Engineering Technical Assistants (7.1 CEUs and 71 PDHs Awarded)
Traffic and Transportation Engineering Seminar 1 (3.5 CEUs and 35 PDHs Awarded)
Traffic and Transportation Engineering Seminar 2 (3.5 CEUs and 35 PDHs Awarded)
Traffic Impact Analysis Workshop
Traffic Signal Workshop
Traffic Studies Workshop