Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse learns leadership skills during the 22-week School of Police Staff and Command | Navajo Hopi observer

Originally published: June 15, 2021 9:41 am

HOLBROOK, Arizona – Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse recently graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC).

Clouse has successfully completed the 22-week program held in Evanston, Illinois, October 12th through March 28th.

“Our sheriff, David Clouse, is a true example of good leadership as he continually strives to improve himself and the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office to provide excellent service to our county’s citizens and visitors,” said Chief Deputy Brian Swanty.

This program, carried out by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has completed over 25,000 students nationally and internationally. Clouse was a student in SPSC class No. 491, which accommodated a total of 24 students for a period of 22 weeks.

The school offers high school tuition in a total of twenty-seven core study blocks and additional optional blocks during each session. The main subjects of the degree include: leadership, human resources, employee relationships, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation.

Every student is academically challenged by written exams, projects, presentations and quizzes as well as by a study paper by the staff, all of which are part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion, students can be awarded a total of six coursework at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

The Center for Public Safety was founded at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific aim of expanding university education and training for law enforcement agencies. Since its inception, the center has expanded its original objectives and now offers a variety of courses and programs in police training, management training and leadership development.

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office awaits a variety of benefits from Clouse’s participation in this program. Many of the program’s graduates hold a variety of leadership roles in their respective agencies.

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