Organizational Experience

For over 20 years, public safety organizations and school districts including state and national associations and the federal government have turned to the Community Safety Institute (CSI) for organizational assessments, vulnerability studies, court security audits and training, jail assessments, and staffing analysis. We have worked with federal, state, local and tribal public safety organizations and developed national program models which have reached thousands of organizations and tens of thousands of public safety officers.

Recognized as one of the leading public safety organizations in the country, Community Safety Institute utilizes academically sound, proven industry practices in its training, technical assistance, management assessment and evaluation initiatives. Our staff of law enforcement professionals, public safety practitioners, and academicians has completed two Presidential Initiatives as well as a major project for the U. S. Attorney General’s Office which featured the development of various assessment tools and vulnerability instruments.  This report was published and distributed to law enforcement agencies nationwide in an effort to assist them in determining facility vulnerability and protecting all types of public events.

For more than 20 years CSI has served as the primary developer of numerous law enforcement and school safety initiatives for the federal government and its public safety partners including: Law Enforcement and Mental Health Partnerships, the STAR Initiative, the COPS Native American Training Series I, II, III and IV, Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis (PSDTMVC), Public Safety De-escalation tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis (PSDTMVC) Trainer-of-Trainers course, Contracting for Public Safety Services, Cross-Deputation in Indian Country, Animal Cruelty as a Gateway to More Serious Crimes, Tribal Police and Casino Security Initiatives project, the Jail Information Model, contributed to the Recently Fallen Officers and Primary Research into Law Enforcement Fatalities project for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS); the Neighborhood Watch Toolkit, the Schools and Universities Safety Resource Center (both Presidential-directed initiatives), the Native American Neighborhood Watch Best Practices, Human Trafficking in Indian Country, Pandemic Planning for Courts, Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Sheriffs, and served as a contributor to the VALOR and Destination Zero programs for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Officer Safety Initiatives for the Department of Transportation; Protecting Special Events for the U.S. Attorney General’s Office (USAG); Law Enforcement Leadership Training for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Supervisory Coaching and Mentoring (BIA); Community Policing Assessments for the U.S. Parks Service, Department of Interior (DOI); the Safe School program, Youth Guns, Gangs and Drugs program, Managing Juvenile Operations and Native American Juvenile Justice program for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); and multiple Weapons of Mass Destruction programs for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including: Jail Evacuation I, Jail Evacuation II, WMD and the Community, and the WMD Executive level course Managing the Incident.