The City congratulates UA Police Division Lieutenant, Jason Messer, for his recent graduation from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. The 22-week program – implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983 – has graduated over 25,000 students both nationally and internationally. Lt. Messer was one of 26 students that made up SPSC Class #484. The Center for Public Safety provides university-based education and training for the law enforcement community through a variety of courses and programs focused on police training, management training and executive development.
The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in 27 core blocks of instruction. 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.
The training and education Lt. Messer received from this notable accomplishment will not only be a great asset to his career but will benefit the Upper Arlington Police Division and his fellow officers.