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Meet the CPSM Team: Leonard Matarese

Staff Spotlight: Leonard Matarese, M.P.A., ICMA-CM, IPMA-SCP Co-founder & Principal of CPSM / Director of Research & Project Development Leonard Matarese is a specialist in public sector administration with particular expertise in public safety issues. With over 50 years of public sector experience, his many roles have included law enforcement officer, police chief, public safety director,…

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Jackie Gomez-Whiteley Channels Decades of Experience in CPSM Roles

With more than 31 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley brings her wisdom and strategic problem-solving skills to her roles as a senior project manager and senior associate at the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM). Gomez-Whiteley knew she was passionate about law enforcement at 14 years old when she jumped out of…

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Wieczorek to Lead ICMA Webinar December 11

Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) management director Thomas Wieczorek will lead a webinar for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) on December 11, 2019. Titled “Asking Police Chiefs the Right Questions to Make Data-Driven Decisions,” the webinar busts some common myths about police metrics. Because police and fire departments represent a large portion of…

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City of Parkland Collaborates with CPSM for Police Study

In Fall 2018, City of Parkland, Florida selected the Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to perform a thorough Operation and Data Analysis of the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Parkland is a predominantly residential community of 14.3 square miles in Broward County. Since 2004, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has overseen the City’s law enforcement operations.…

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CPSM Adds New Subject Matter Experts

The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) is happy to announce that David Segura and Victor Lauria have joined the team as subject matter experts. Segura will be serving as police and public safety subject matter expert and Lauria will be serving as a fire subject matter experts. Both are working closely with the Center…

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CPSM Offers Public Safety Insights at 2019 ICMA Regional Conferences

The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) kicked off 2019 with a strong presence at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) regional conferences throughout the country. Starting with the Southeast conference in Greenville, South Carolina and finishing strong at the Midwest conference in Evanston, Illinois, CPSM Principals offered direct responses to attendee questions about public…

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Beyond the Parkland School Shootings

By Leonard Matarese, ICMA-CM, IPMA-CP How looking at the aftermath of this tragedy provides insights that can help communities plan with the goal to prevent or mitigate the devastation of future events Parkland, Florida, is the type of community that many Americans strive to be able to call home. Located in the northwest corner of…

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Two New Data Analysts Join CPSM

The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) is happy to announce that Dr. Xianfeng Li and Leah Balter have joined the team as data analysts. Li and Balter will work with Director of Quantitative Analysis Dov Chelst to assist public agencies in reviewing their public safety data and make recommendations for improvements. Li is a…

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