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APD leaders graduate from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety

Five members of APD Command Staff have graduated from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety.

June 3, 2019

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The Albuquerque Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Acting Commander Johnny B. Yara, Commander James W. Collins, Commander Zachary L. Wesley, Lieutenant Raymond E. Del Greco and Lieutenant Ferris A. Simmons from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. These men and women have successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command program held in Rio Rancho, N.M., from January 28 – April 5, 2019. This program has graduated over 20,000 students both nationally and internationally. They were students in SPSC Class #455, which accommodated a total of 33 students for the 10-week period.

The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1938 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.

These individuals now join the ranks of the rest of the Albuquerque Police Department Command Staff, who have all graduated from the Northwestern SPSC program.