Public safety administration involves managing public and environmental safety workers, anticipating public safety hazards and working to prevent them. There are a variety of career opportunities in many different industries, including government, public or non-profit organizations at the local, state or federal levels.
Public Safety in the 21st century requires a holistic approach. Effective leadership and collaboration between public safety disciplines is essential to meet the complex challenges facing society today. The Leadership Certificate provides students with a solutions-centered approach to public safety. It is designed to meet the demand for leadership education at the federal, state, and local government levels, as well as throughout the private sector. It is tailored toward the needs of current and future professionals and officials in a variety of public safety fields, including planning, legal affairs, public policy, research and technology, leadership, and contemporary public safety practice.
Positions in Public Safety often involve emergency preparedness and response, as well as the coordination of resources. The goal of Public Safety administration and coordination is to protect citizens through the cooperative work of fire, police, and emergency medical response services and coordinated areas of responsibility within areas of management, operations, and administrative skill sets.