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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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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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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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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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