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Police Chief, Lieutenant Graduate from Elite Law Enforcement Program

Prairie Band Potawatomi Chief of Police Terry Clark and Lieutenant Derek Wamego graduated from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) on August 14, 2022.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Chief of Police Terry Clark (Left) and Lieutenant Derek Wamego (right) graduated from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) on August 14, 2022.

The SPSC is an intensive police management and leadership program that helps prepare experienced mid- and upper-level law enforcement professionals for success in senior command positions.
Along with the FBI National Academy, the SPSC is one of the two most rigorous and prestigious executive leadership schools for senior law enforcement command staff around the world.

The completion of this training is a notable accomplishment that will help Tribal Police better serve the community. The SPSC offers both in-person and online instruction, which allowed Chief Clark and Lieutenant Wamego to complete the 22-week program remotely.
Through an innovative combination of academic principles and practical applications, the SPSC curriculum equips its graduates with critical command-level skills in areas such as planning and policies, media relations, organizational behavior, budgeting and resource allocation, human resources, and contemporary policing.

Since SPSC’s inception in 1983, law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and across the globe have recognized the impact an SPSC education makes on their leadership and management teams.

Chief Clark said, “Their expert instructors teach not only the important topics, concepts, and strategies necessary for leadership and managerial success, but they also discuss how to effectively implement these strategies, apply the concepts, and lead situations where the problems are real and agency performance outcomes are critical.”