The Consortium serves as a central resource for coordination of public safety and emergency response efforts across member institutions. To maintain public safety standards and accomplish related goals, Consortium representatives meet regularly with public safety and emergency management and preparedness leadership across the region, and in many cases advocate for member interests.
The Consortium is a consistent support for emergency management in D.C. area communities. Through the Consortium’s advocacy, emergency management personnel meet regularly to coordinate efforts and share their most effective practices for community safety. The Consortium also provides a structured interface with various jurisdictions, including regional FEMA and Homeland Security coordination groups. With a wide network of emergency management resources, including a highly developed email listserv, the Consortium enables immediate access to updates on potential threats, including those posed by weather, health emergencies, cyber security, or civic unrest, and provides a platform for discussing collaborative responses to such issues.
The Campus Public Safety Institute
Established to train and certify law enforcement personnel within D.C. area campuses, the Campus Public Safety Institute offers state-of-the-art law enforcement techniques, laws, and procedures to all individuals who participate. CPSI specializes in law enforcement in educational settings, offering forefront models of community policing to foster collaboration, equality, and an individual-centered focus. This evidence-based approach to law enforcement empowers officers to build trust and relationships within their communities as they prevent crime.
CPSI is designed to provide high-caliber instruction by drawing on the resources of the Consortium member institutions and experts from the region’s police departments. These departments include nationally recognized programs, such as Georgetown Law’s Active Bystander for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, and the new Police Reform graduate certificate at Marymount University. With these resources, CPSI successfully trains the next generation of law enforcement personnel.
Individuals who wish to benefit from CPSI’s law enforcement training should contact CPSI member organizations through whom they can apply.
Any non-member organization that wishes to become involved with CPSI should contact Lee James, Director, Public Safety Programs at email@example.com