Community: Lieutenant Anderson graduates School of Police Staff and Command.

The Jackson Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Lieutenant Rodney Anderson from the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Lieutenant Anderson graduated the grueling ten week program hosted in Nashville, TN. Lieutenant Anderson joins an elite alumni of graduates comprised of thousands of leaders from all over the world, many who hold Chief of Police positions.

This program was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983 and has graduated over 18,000 students both nationally and internationally. Lieutenant Anderson was one of 33 students in class #442 of School of Police Staff and Command who graduated September 28, 2018. Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command program provides upper level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, class projects, presentations and quizzes as well as staff study papers. Upon completion, students may be awarded a total of six units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Areas of Focus: Budgeting Leadership and Management Contemporary Policing Media Relations Decision Making and Problem Solving Organizational Behavior Employee Relations Planning and Policies Evaluating Products and Services Project Management Executive Image Resource Allocation Grant Writing Statistics Human Resources Traffic This course is interactive and designed to prepare law enforcement managers for positions of greater responsibility by combining academic principles combined with practical applications. But, beyond the academics, the School of Police Staff and Command creates an environment for building relationships, sharing of experiences, and developing resources from other law enforcement agencies that will last long after the course is complete. Congratulations Lt. Anderson!!!

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