Washington Police Sgt. David Stark recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.


Washington Police Sgt. David Stark recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

More than 7,500 students, both nationally and internationally, graduated from the 10-week program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983.

Stark was one of 42 students in the 257th class.

SPSC provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 22 core or mandatory blocks of instruction, and utilizes nine additional optional blocks of instruction during each session.

The major topics of study include: management and management theory, organizational behavior, human resources for law enforcement, budgeting, staffing allocation and personnel deployment.

Each student is academically challenged through a total of 18 written exams, projects and quizzes in addition to two research papers that are a required part of the curriculum.

Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of eight units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston.