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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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.

Effective Strategies for Law Enforcement When Communicating With People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This workshop is an eight hour course designed to provide law enforcement with an understanding of both communication strategies and their legal responsibilities when communicating with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
March 26, 2015 at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.. $49.00

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 www.bjaexecutivesessiononpoliceleadership.org. This collaborative effort between SPC and BJA, the multi-year Executive Session (2010-2014), focused on the role of policing and police leaders in the changing environment of 21st century public safety.

2015 Public Safety Summer Camp

A middle school summer adventure in the field of public safety. Spend two weeks at our full day action packed public safety summer camp to experience what it is like to fight crime and protect the community. Camp takes place from June 8th – 19th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Click here to register.-->

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, Project Coordinator II at the Allstate Center's Center for Public Safety Innovation at the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute.