Our next seminar is Spring 2021!

Learn to plan and
fund your new
public safety facility

Who Are We?

The Center for Public Safety, Inc. (CPS) is an organization dedicated to research, planning, and assisting first responders (law enforcement, fire-rescue, emergency managers, and dispatch services) in the process of obtaining new or expanded facilities.

Working with recognized leaders in the highly specialized public safety industry, CPS has been involved with over 200 facility assessments. Many of these projects have been constructed and are currently serving a vital role in their community.

CPS is now a member of The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP).

What Do We Offer?

We offer many different services including spatial needs assessments, facility and site evaluations and funding identification.

Annual Planning Seminars

Since 2000, hundreds of Police and Fire Chiefs, EOC Directors, elected officials and administrative personnel have attended the seminar, some more than once. These attendees have come from almost every state in the nation and countries across the Caribbean basin.

Who Should Attend?

If you are contemplating a new or remodeled public safety facility within the next five years, our seminar will provide you with the must-have details needed for planning and funding new public safety facilities.

This seminar is designed for city and county administrators, public safety managers (police chiefs, fire chiefs, emergency management directors) and anyone responsible for building or renovating a public safety facility.


Ian Reeves, AIA, IALEP

Stockton Reeves

Susan Gantt, AIA, LEED AP

Rodney McManus, LEED AP

Topics Include:

  • Obtaining Professional Services
  • What is a Special Needs Assessment?
  • Involving Your Staff
  • Master Planning and Conceptional Design
  • Interior Design Considerations for 24/7 Facilities
  • Building Political and Community Support
  • Multiple Layers of Security
  • Specialized Areas Design Considerations (Police, Fire, EOC)
  • Identifying and Pursuing Funding Opportunities
  • Creating Sustainable Facilities
  • Development Options
  • The Construction Process
  • Facility Survivability
  • Emerging Trends
  • Contracts

Tuition & Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

Our next seminar will be Spring 2021 – dates to be announced soon!

Participation is limited to current public safety employees only.

The cost for our seminar is $395.00