Center for Public Safety teams up with Korea Police Training Institute

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety is partnering with the Korea Police Training Institute to collaborate on the two organizations’ goals of education and public safety in the United States and South Korea, the University announced Wednesday.

PTI officials joined several NU administrators on campus Friday for an official signing of the memorandum of understanding.

“This partnership will provide opportunities for PTI and NUCPS to work together, to visit each other’s facilities and to carry out joint research related to police education and public safety,” NUCPS executive director David Bradford said in a news release.

Established in 1945, PTI is the largest of the Korea National Police’s four training institutes. It specializes in the in-service training of police officers.

“We expect our exchange to promote not only better results in terms of scholastic achievement, but also deeper understanding of each other’s culture, and to contribute to an improved relationship between the two institutions and the nations that they belong to,” said San-Yong Park, PTI senior superintendent general. 

— Joseph Diebold