By Jackie Nelson
Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder has been accepted into the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, one of the top-three police administration training programs in the U.S.
“It has been a career goal to attend one of the top three schools for police administration,” he said.
Schroeder added the wait-time to take part in the training can be as long as two years, but he was accepted as a candidate much quicker.
“It was last fall I registered. I had no idea how long it would take. The National Academy is two years out. I thought it could be a year or even two years. This session happened a lot quicker,” he said.
Schroder said he would be receiving certification from the organization as well as graduate-level credits.
“I will be certified as a graduate of the Police Staff and Command. That will also come with graduate-level coursework,” he said.
According to Schroeder, the curriculum covers a wide range of administrative duties.
“The syllabus is about 30 pages and it includes personnel management, budgeting, grant writing, leadership training. It is very research-based. We will be looking at towns and situations as case studies,” he said.
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