The Westerville Division of Police (WPD) is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Charles “Cappy” Chandler from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Chandler has been with WPD for more than 15 years, currently working in the department’s Investigations unit.
Sgt. Chandler is from Marengo and has a graduate degree from Columbia Southern University. In addition to his work in law enforcement, Chandler also served in the U.S. Army and is an adjunct faculty member at Columbus State Community College.
“Continuing education and professional development is an essential element for today’s law enforcement professional,” said WPD Chief Joseph Morbitzer. “We anticipate a variety of benefits from Sergeant Chandler’s attendance at this program. Many of the program’s graduates do go on to achieve a variety of leadership positions within their respective agencies.”
Sgt. Chandler successfully completed the 22-week Staff and Command program, part of the University’s Center for Public Safety. He is one 25 students in SPSC Class #384. The program has graduated more than 18,000 students both nationally and internationally.
The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of 27 core blocks of instruction in topics including leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, budgeting and resource allocation.
The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the goal of expanding university-based education and training for the law enforcement community. Since its inception, the Center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of police training, management training and executive development.