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Tooele County Council looks at southeast county fire service alternatives

By: Tim Gillie of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin The Tooele County Council listened to a consultant’s report on how the county can best fulfill their legal obligation to provide fire and emergency services to the unincorporated areas of southeast Tooele County during their June 21 meeting. Joseph Pozzo, with the Center for Public Safety Management,…

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Brookings, SD Police Department announces organizational restructuring

Recently the City of Brookings, South Dakota commissioned the Center for Public Safety Management, LLC. (CPSM), a subsidiary of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) to conduct a study and review operations at the Brookings Police Department. The consultant’s analysis evaluated all aspects of the department’s operations with focus on staffing, workload, community demographics, crime…

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Scofflaws cripple Medford police efforts to combat crime

Chronic offenders who fail to show up in court, and lack of jail space, undermine the ability of Medford police to fight crime, study says The ability of Medford police to combat crime has been undermined by chronic offenders who fail to respond to citations or court dates, a study has found. The Washington, D.C.-based…

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The Best Departments Continue to Seek Improvements: El Mirage PD Identifies Efficient Operational Outlook from Partnership with CPSM

The City of El Mirage sought to improve their police department by identifying whether staffing levels were adequate to support community demand, whether any immediate changes could be implemented to improve efficiency and safety of their operations, and what capital investments needed to be made in order to support the future service delivery. In order…

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CPSM Comprehensive Assessment Guides Toole City Fire’s Long Term Growth

Tooele City Fire Department (TCFD) brought on CPSM to analyze and document findings on the City’s fire services to provide insights and recommendations that move the department forward. CPSM analyzed operational, administrative, and performance data provided by the TCFD and examined first-hand the department’s operations through interviews with key stakeholders and observations of the city’s…

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Keeping up with the Community: El Mirage Fire Department looks ahead to enhance long term operations

Fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) providers face numerous challenges to keep up with demand, navigate staffing limitations, and ensure the maximization of their ability to provide timely services to community members. Between balancing these priorities and performing effective day-to-day operations, looking ahead to anticipate regional growth and the additional risks presented by population…

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Exploring New EMS Workforce Challenges: Q&A with CPSM’s Matt Zavadasky

Emergency Medical Services, like other first response fields, have been facing a number of new challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But looming staffing shortages, thought to be nearly a decade away from critical levels, have skyrocketed in the past 18-months, leaving EMS providers scrambling to keep up with demand. On top of…

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