New Subject Matter Expert Joins CPSM Team

The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) recently welcomed a new subject matter experts – Assistant Chief Victor Lauria.

Victor Lauria retired as an Assistant Chief of Police with the Novi Police Department after serving the community for nearly 28 years. Over the course of his career, he has served in a wide variety of positions which include police officer, K-9 handler, detective, undercover narcotics detective, crisis negotiator and several supervisory positions.

In 2009, the City of Novi combined their police and fire administrations into a Public Safety Administration. Victor was responsible for various supervisory roles within the Police and Fire Departments.

Victor earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University, a Master of Science, with a concentration in Emergency Management, from Eastern Michigan University and he holds a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. He also attended the 250th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is also certified as Firefighter I and Firefighter II by the State on Michigan.

Mr. Lauria is currently employed as the Program Director of Madonna University’s Emergency Management, Fire Science and Occupational Safety and Health program as well as a member of the Criminal Justice faculty. He instructs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s Police Staff and Command Executive Leadership Program.

CPSM will continue to expand its subject matter expertise in the areas of police, fire, data assessment, and education in order to comprehensively assist cities and counties in enhancing their public safety services.