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CPSM’s assessment on Roanoke Police Department recommends improving patrol staffing efficiency

By Isabella Ledonne ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – An assessment on the Roanoke Police Department’s (RPD) public safety operations revealed while the department is providing quality law enforcement services, it may not be allocating and utilizing its resources efficiently. Police departments across the country are facing a serious backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests, and Roanoke…

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Assessment reveals “trust issues” and “open dissension” within Roanoke City Police leadership

By Isabella Ledonne ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – An outside assessment of the Roanoke Police Department (RPD) identifies issues with upper management and public reporting. It reveals there is disagreement and division within RPD leadership. The group, Center for Public Safety Management, LLC, (CPSM) came to Roanoke in April 2023 and conducted extensive interviews with employees, observed…

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Roanoke Police Department receives more than 100 recommendations to improve public safety operations

By Isabella Ledonne ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – The City of Roanoke has released the findings and recommendations from an outside assessment on the police department. The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) gave RPD 145 recommendations to best optimize law enforcement resources. That includes developing new incentives to increase recruitment of officers, encouraging more online reporting…

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Majority of ambulance rides out of network

Nearly 60% of ground ambulance rides in 2022 were out of network, according to an analysis by FAIR Health first provided to Axios. The report, “A Window into Utilization and Cost of Ground Ambulance Services: A National Study of Private Healthcare Claims,” sourced its data from a 42 billion private health claims records, showing only…

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Montana city council reviews increasing demands on fire, EMS

An independent report from the Center for Public Safety Management recommends making Kalispell’s EMS coordinator a full-time position and increase ambulance staffing. By Kate Heston | Daily Inter Lake | August 31, 2023 KALISPELL, Mont. — Kalispell City Council reviewed Monday a third-party report that found that the city’s fire and emergency medical services are…

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Why Pennsylvania paramedics say ‘EMS is dying’

The state budget includes a $20.7 million increase to ambulance reimbursement rates, but EMS agencies say much more is needed. by Gillian McGoldrick | Aug. 30, 2023 HARRISBURG — Emergency medical services are the only first responders that most Pennsylvanians don’t pay toward until they call 911. And EMS agencies are warning that they might not…

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Kalispell Council to review Center for Public Safety Management’s analysis of Fire Department

By HEIDI DESCH Daily Inter Lake | August 28, 2023 12:00 AM Kalispell City Council on Monday during a work session will take a first look at a report that examines the city’s fire and emergency medical services. The report by consultant Center for Public Safety Management identifies recommendations in operations, staffing and facilities in accordance with industry…

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Ambulance ‘response times’ miss the big picture: health outcomes

By: Mississippi Ambulance Alliance Board Members Read this article in the Clarion Ledger. No one would dream of requiring that every patient seen in emergency rooms across our state is treated within 12 minutes. Such a stringent and arbitrary requirement would be dangerous to those most in need of urgent attention and unaffordable if not…

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Jupiter Town Council directs staff to create its own fire department with strategic support from Center for Public Safety Management

At its meeting on Tuesday, August 15, the Jupiter Town Council directed Town staff to create the Jupiter Fire Rescue Department (JFRD) to deliver excellent levels of service at a lower, more sustainable cost to residents and businesses. Creating the new JFRD will allow the Jupiter Town Council to have local control over costs, operations,…

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