June 23, 2022

PUPD deputy chief graduates from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lesley Wiete, Purdue University deputy chief of police, graduated from the elite Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) on June 12.   The SPSC is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced law enforcement professionals for success in senior command positions.

Since its inception in 1983, law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and around the globe have recognized the impact an SPSC education makes on their leadership and management teams. Through an innovative combination of academic principles and practical applications, the 10-week SPSC curriculum zeroes in on such critical command-level content as planning and policies, media relations, organizational behavior, budgeting and resource allocation, human resources, contemporary policing and more.

Wiete, a 22-year veteran of the Purdue University Police Department, holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Purdue police chief John Cox highlighted the importance of this achievement.

“SPSC and the FBI National Academy are the two elite executive leadership schools sought by senior law enforcement command staff around the world,” Cox said. “The completion of this training is a notable accomplishment for Deputy Chief Wiete that is worthy of our recognition and admiration. PUPD and the Purdue community are well served by this achievement.”

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