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CPSM Deep Dive Helps Billings PD Improve Efficiency

Efficient use of taxpayer dollars is of primary concern for many jurisdictions and public safety agencies. Billings, Montana, a full-service City in the Southern portion of the state along the Yellowstone River, is no exception. That’s why the City leadership, including the Billings Police Department, keeps close tabs on agency spending, and why they decided…

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CPSM Helps “Lay the Groundwork” for Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Expansion

Growth is a welcome sign of a successful agency, but it also demands action and ongoing adjustments to ensure that the agency is operating efficiently and maintaining a fulfilled staff while serving its constituents. After experiencing extensive growth within their ranks, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO)—which serves nearly 300,000 residents along the Eastern coast…

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Q1 2021: Project Recap

CPSM is pleased to have closed out the first quarter of 2021 with a steady number of new projects taking off. It is a pivotal time for public safety as a whole, and we are honored to be able to serve many incredible agencies around the U.S.  If you are considering any of our services,…

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Police Departments & COVID-19: The Challenges of Fluctuating Guidelines

By Captain Carol E. Rasor-Cordero, Ph.D. Senior Associate, CPSM Retired Captain, Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Office Associate Professor Public Safety Administration, St. Petersburg College   As the new year gets well underway, police departments across the nation are preparing for another year of radical changes and shifting restrictions. On top of last summer’s calls to…

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Hidden Costs: How Police Reform Could Change the Shape of Other Public Safety Agencies

By Matt Zavadasky Senior Associate, CPSM Chief Strategic Integration Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare 2020 presented a number of new challenges to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) world, pushing paramedic and fire services to overhaul many longstanding practices. With every day delivering new findings on COVID-19 and how it may impact communities, chiefs; union officials; city…

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Free Webinar Helps Cities Facing Public Safety Budget Cuts

Experts from the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) recently held a free webinar for local government officials facing significant revenue shortfalls as a consequence of COVID-19. Presenters included: Thomas Wieczorek, Director Dov Chelst, Ph.D., Director of Quantitative Analysis Matt Zavadsky MS-HSA, NREMT, Senior Associate, EMS Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley, B.A., M.A., Senior Manager for Law…

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Emergency Medical Workers Are Integral to the Fight Against Coronavirus. Just a Few Decades Ago, America’s EMS System Didn’t Even Exist

As seen in TIME: EMS Week, which takes place in 2020 from May 17-23, is an annual time to recognize the life-saving efforts of emergency medical services personnel. While celebratory events won’t take place in person this year, EMS personnel are getting more recognition than usual: even before EMS week, virtually and during daily cheers…

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CPSM’s Zavadsky Leads EMS Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

CPSM Senior Associate Matt Zavadsky has been working in emergency medical services for 41 years, but the nature of his work is thrusting him into the spotlight in a unique way this year as our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic. Zavadsky is well-positioned to know what is happening in emergency medical response services on a…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Local Emergency Medical Services Providers

By Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world forever.  These are unprecedented times, and virtually every aspect of local governance and service delivery has been impacted.  Perhaps one of the service delivery models most impacted by the coronavirus is your local emergency medical services (EMS) system. Whether your EMS service is…

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