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SXU and Chicago Police Department celebrate 10-year anniversary of partnership

1,000 CPD officers and employees have participated in unique education program

Chicago (Jan. 28, 2008) – As of this month, approximately 1,000 Chicago Police Department Officers and employees have participated in an MBA program or degree completion program offered by  Saint Xavier University’s Graham School of Management at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. 

Saint Xavier and the Chicago Police celebrated their 10-year partnership with a reception honoring the academic and professional accomplishments of program graduates on Jan 24 in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center. 

“This partnership reinforces Saint Xavier University’s and the Graham School of Management’s commitment to providing educational opportunities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area,” said Graham School Dean James Brodzinski, Ph.D.

“We are committed to providing relevant educational opportunities at locations that are convenient to our students.” 

Saint Xavier University offers an entire MBA program specifically for CPD officers and employees. An MBA is a highly marketable degree for both public and private industry, and officers have been able to use their degree to better serve the city.

“The success of this collaboration can be measured by the fact that over 1,000 Chicago Police officers have attended school here,” said Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Hiram Grau. “The lives of 1,000 officers and their families have been forever enriched due to this partnership. I can speak from personal experience, because I am a graduate of Saint Xavier University.”

CPD students have the opportunity of studying various concentrations as they work toward their MBA, such as Financial Fraud Examination, Training and Workplace Learning, and Disaster Preparedness and Management. Traditionally, classes are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Education and Training Division. 

Please contact Program Director Kate Watland, Ph.D. at (773) 298-3680 or Steve Hallenbeck at (773) 298-3836 for more information about the program.