COMMUNITY SAFETY INSTITUTE
The Community Safety Institute is a public safety consulting organization providing curriculum development, program design and project management, organizational assessments, training and technical assistance in the areas of: law enforcement, school and university safety and homeland security. For nearly two decades the Community Safety Institute has developed and delivered dozens of nationally recognized law enforcement and public safety training programs for the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Education (ED) and Department of the Interior (DOI) serving both as a direct grantee and a contractor to the nation’s largest public safety associations and law enforcement organizations. During that time CSI has trained thousands of law enforcement officers, educators and citizens while assisting hundreds of law enforcement agencies to implement our initiatives to decrease crime and improve the quality of life in communities throughout the nation.
Some of the law enforcement initiatives CSI has developed and delivered for the federal government and its public safety partners include: Law Enforcement and Mental Health Partnerships I and II, the STAR Initiative, the COPS Native American Training Series I, II and III, Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Veterans in Crisis, the Jail Information Model 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 and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Sheriff’s for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Protecting Special Events for the U.S. Attorney General’s Office (USAG); Law Enforcement Leadership Training for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (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.
Partnering with the National Sheriffs’ Association and funded by BJA, CSI developed the nationally renowned Neighborhood Watch Toolkit and training series. To date over two dozen separate and distinct training curriculums and their accompanying materials have been developed for this series and provided by CSI staff to hundreds of Neighborhood Watch groups and thousands of volunteers across the country.
For the past four years CSI has partnered with the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute and has been responsible for all development and delivery of the Native American Training Series (NATS I, II, III and IV) provided to Native American and Alaskan Native communities and the development and dissemination of the Human Trafficking in Indian Country initiative. Our work in Indian country also includes the development of the Native American Neighborhood Watch Best Practices and the Village Public Safety Officer Distance Learning series for the Alaska State Troopers. For the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, CSI developed and delivers their Basic Supervisors Law Enforcement Training Program and the Coaching and Mentoring for Supervisors training.
In addition to our facilitated training programs CSI offers a robust catalogue of public safety courses through our CSI Academy, an on-line learning portal that provides law enforcement, school and corporate training programs. These interactive courses feature customized curriculum, proprietary video, games, quizzes and testing with a host of monitoring and tracking features tailored to each individual client.
The CSI Academy, houses scores of public safety courses across four channels. The State of Alaska, Department of Public Safety has two channels within the CSI Academy and provides customized online instruction for the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska State Troopers and the Village Public Safety Officers who serve rural Alaska and Native Alaskan villages.
The CSI Academy’s Tribal Policing Channel provides secure, online learning for all federally recognized Native American Police Departments. Tailored to Indian Country this channel allows tribal officers to receive professionally developed training 24/7 even in the most remote areas of the country.
Partnering with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), CSI has developed a suite of courses specifically for crime prevention professionals. Used as a component of NCPC’s National Crime Prevention Officer Certification Program this initiative not only provides the highest level of training for law enforcement personnel but also is a long-term, sustainable revenue source for the non-profit and its membership.