Congratulations, Sergeant Coffin!

The Marple Township Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Sergeant Nick Coffin from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command ( SPSC ). Sergeant Coffin completed the intensive ten-week leadership and management program on Friday, May 27th. Nick and his classmates from Class #517 attended the program at the Philadelphia Police Academy. A graduation ceremony and luncheon were held at the Heroes Ballroom in Philadelphia. Nick completed the program with a final grade of 98.96.

The Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command (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 United States and around the globe have recognized the important impact a SPSC education makes on their leadership and management teams. Through an innovative combination of academic principles with 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.

The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 to expand 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.

Sergeant Coffin was hired in October of 2011. He was promoted to Detective in September 2019 and to the rank of Sergeant in February 2021. Nick currently supervises the department's Detective Division. Nick graduated with a bachelor's degree from Widener University and a master's degree from St. Joseph's University.

Congratulations, Nick!