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Sergeant Woelfle Graduates from Command School


The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Dustin Woelfle from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.  Sergeant Woelfle has successfully completed the (22) week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois from May 1 - October 1, 2023.  This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 21,000 students both nationally and internationally.  Sergeant Woelfle was a student in SPSC Class #549 which accommodated a total of 25 students, fellow law enforcement leaders from around the United States, for the twenty-two-week period.  Sergeant Woelfle is the first law enforcement officer from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office to attend this program.


The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in a total of twenty-seven core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include:  Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.  Northwestern University's SPSC is a highly revered as one of the most thorough Police Command schools in the United States.


Each student is academically challenged through written examinations, projects, presentations and quizzes in addition to a staff study paper that are all required parts of the curriculum.  Upon successful completion, students may be awarded a total of 6 units of undergraduate credit from Northwestern University in Evanston,

Illinois.   Sergeant Woelfle completed this course while also carrying on many of his day-to-day duties and responding to emergency calls when needed.


The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific 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.  


The Livingston County Sheriff's Office anticipates a variety of benefits from Sergeant Dustin Woelfle'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.


We are very proud of you and the leadership you provide the L.C.S.O. and community and are very proud of your accomplishment which very few officers in this country have completed. SC