Public Safety Management      

Mission Statement

The Public Safety Management curriculum of the Accelerated Program is structured to develop public safety professionals capable of meeting the constant changes they will encounter in their respective workplaces. This is a competency-based education program that prepares students to become able communicators, critical and synthetic thinkers, and life-long learners. All Accelerated Programs are co-educational, multi-racial-base foundation, and set in an urban environment.
The program embraces and promotes diversity in all areas, respecting diverse academic levels, faith traditions, and social-economic backgrounds. The faculty and staff are committed to innovative education of the whole person, keeping in focus each student as a returning adult who contributes unique experience and knowledge. The faculty and staff’s methodology and teaching and role modeling determine the expectations we have for our students: respecting others, seeking knowledge actively, and utilizing the skills and foundations necessary for effective management in public safety settings.


Vision Statement

The mosaic of the United States is continually influenced and shaped by the cultural, ethnic, and religious make-up of its citizens and the implications this has for social justice in a democracy. The Public Safety Management professional will need to deal successfully and effectively with cultural diversity in the workplace. The program seeks to prepare graduates who are able to use their knowledge and skills to effect transformation in public safety as well as the broader community. The program strives to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. Employ management skills that reflect knowledge of and ability to respond to public policy needs, political implications and culturally diverse populations;

  2. Use management skills to engender innovative leadership in the public safety community;

  3. Engage in ethical analysis and implement a commitment to social justice, societal safety and personal freedom; and

  4. Serve as models of public safety in the broader community.