Welcome to the Center for Public Safety Innovation at SPC

The Center for Public Safety Innovation's (CPSI's) mission is to develop and deliver high quality training for emergency and first responders, military personnel, and the general public, in a variety of formats—Web-based, video, broadcast, and face-to-face—using state-of-the-art technology and best practices in education and training. CPSI training focuses on public safety, the disaster preparedness cycle, illegal drug interdiction, community engagement, and enhanced quality of life for all.

CPSI responds to local and national training needs, working closely with long-time partners, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of State and others, to deliver training throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Central America. CPSI has three distinct divisions: the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) program, the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), and the Florida Regional Community Policing Institute (FL RCPI).

We are located at the Allstate Center of St. Petersburg College, 3200 34th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. To find out more about CPSI, contact CPSI.Info@spcollege.edu at (727) 341-4581.

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Announcements

Attorney General Lynch’s Video Statement on Hate Crimes in America

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released a video statement today on the FBI’s newly announced 2015 Hate Crime Statistics as well as on recent media reports of alleged hate crimes and harassment around the country. The statement reminds individuals to report these incidents to both local law enforcement and the Justice Department in order to ensure that career investigators and prosecutors are able to enforce hate crime statutes at the local, state and federal level.

Central American Police Commanders and U.S. Embassy Officials To Visit the Center for Public Safety Innovation

The Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) at St. Petersburg College’s Allstate Center Campus hosted a two-day training event with high-ranking Central American law enforcement leaders. The training was part of an ongoing, multi-year partnership between CPSI, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), and the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador designed to bring community policing initiatives to that region to combat gang violence and drug crime and improve the relationship between the national police and the community.

The Color of Guilt

The Center for Public Safety Innovation’s Multimedia Department has received two 37th Annual Telly Awards for the video they created as part of The Color of Guilt project. The video, made possible by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, won the 2016 Silver Award in the Social Issues category and a 2016 Bronze People’s Telly Award. The video and website deal with the complex issue of disproportionate minority contact. Videographer Doug Brumbaugh, who is also an Emmy award winner, is joined by producer Doug Long, Steve Veloff and Jeremy Writt on the project.

After the Uniform

This documentary video takes a look at the post-service lives of veterans. The individuals profiled in this video will help audiences understand PTSD and other psychological issues veterans may face after their service or deployment ends.

The Rochester Veterans Treatment Court

This is one of the first courts designed specifically for veterans. The goal is to make the veteran whole again. This video takes a look at why the program is so successful.

The Sobering Consequences of Underage Drinking

The program teaches viewers about the latest trends in underage drinking including the science behind the statistics, some of the serious consequences that come from underage and binge drinking, and what we can do about it.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Executive Session on Police Leadership website

The Center for Public Safety Innovation announces the launch of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Executive Session on Police Leadership website at bjaleader.org. This collaborative effort between SPC and BJA, the multi-year Executive Session started in 2010, focuses on the role of policing and police leaders in the changing environment of 21st century public safety.

The Access for All (AFA) Guide iPhone App

iPhone App for Assisting People with Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities in Emergencies Available Now on iTunes. St. Petersburg College's Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) is excited to announce the launch of an iPhone app through iTunes that provides information and resources on how to assist people with access and functional needs including people with disabilities during emergency or disaster incidents. Read about it.

Los Efectos de Propiedades Abandonadas y Desocupadas (Regístrese aquí)

Este curso en línea gratis está diseñado para la policía uniformada y agentes de cumplimiento de reglamentos, quienes son el primer contacto en las calles y vecindarios; también para aquellos que lidian con ciudadanos y otros involucrados que combaten los aspectos negativos de Propiedades Desocupadas y Abandonadas, y de vecindarios en deterioro.

The Effects of Vacant and Abandoned Properties (Register Here)

This free online course is intended for law enforcement and code compliance officers who occupy the front lines on streets and in neighborhoods, and who deal with citizens and other stakeholders who directly and daily deal with the negative aspects of abandoned properties and neighborhood decline.


Human Trafficking – Slavery in the 21st Century
Human Trafficking – Slavery in the 21st Century

Watch our web broadcast as our expert panel addresses this international issue that affects close to 27 million people in 161 countries.


First Responder Assistance for the Whole Community

An article for the December 2011 issue of e-ACCESS, an online magazine by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) written by Chris Littlewood, Instructional Technology Coordinator at the Allstate Center's Center for Public Safety Innovation at the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute.