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2024 Mike Worthington Scholarship Recipients

In 2016, CPSE created the Michael Worthington Scholarship in continued remembrance of our long time Board member and friend, who passed away September 25, 2015. As Mike exemplified continuous improvement and encouraged others to constantly grow and improve, we have...

2024 Cliff Jones Ambassador Award awarded to Assistant Chief Jacoby

The Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. This year’s recipient is Assistant Chief Matthew Jacoby, CFO, from the Cary Fire Department, North...

CPSE Learning Opportunities

At the Center for Public Safety Excellence® (CPSE®) we are excited to bring you the latest learning opportunities to advance your department and career.Peer Assessor Training Program February 6 & 13 - Virtual. Prerequisite course required. Click here for Peer...

2024 Ray Picard Award given to Station Chief Christopher Swift

The recipient of the 2024 Ray Picard Award is Station Chief Christopher Swift, FO, Joint Base Charleston Fire & Emergency Services, South Carolina. Chief Swift demonstrates a strong commitment to the Accreditation process. As the agency’s Accreditation Manager,...

Kelly Martin Joins CPSE as the Community Experience Manager

Kelly Martin has joined the Center for Public Safety Excellence® as the CPSE Community Experience Manager. Kelly comes to CPSE from the Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR), Winter Park, Florida, where she worked for the past five years. Her most recent position she...

CPSE Mourns the Loss of CPSE Founder – Chief Ronny Jack Coleman

The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) mourns the loss of one of our founders – Chief Ronny J. Coleman, State Fire Marshal, (Ret.), passed away peacefully on September 21, 2023, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. “We will forever be indebted to Chief...