KEARNEY, NE — Kearney Police are congratulating one of their own as he returns from a high-level training school.

Sergeant Jared Small recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command through Northwestern University. The school is a 10-week program hosted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Hutto, Texas. A news release says it offers upper-level instruction in 27 core areas including Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

“Sergeant Small is the 18th member of KPD to attend and graduate from SPSC, continuing a long-standing tradition of leadership development and education at KPD,” Chief Bryan Waugh said. “I am proud of this accomplishment and the professionalism displayed by Sergeant Small while representing KPD.”

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.