The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) continues to monitor COVID-19 matters on an ongoing basis relying on verified sources and expert recommendations. CPSE understands the current situation is extremely fluid and the safety of you, your agency personnel, and communities continue to be the priority.

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. CPSE is taking the following steps to ensure our continuity of operations and the safety of our staff, agencies and officers, contractors, and volunteers:

  • In-person workshops are resuming September 22, 2020. Visit the CPSE University for a list of upcoming workshops.
  • In-field technical advisor work has returned.
  • All non-essential staff travel for 2020 has been cancelled.
  • Headquarters staff is teleworking part of the week. We have the infrastructure in place to telework without significant delays or disruptions. Meetings will be conducted virtually, and the CPSE team continues to be available via email and phone.
  • The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) cancelled the August 2020 hearings. This message outlines how specifically your agency may be affected by this cancellation.
  • A 90-day grace period for officers seeking re-designation remains in place.

CPSE is committed to working with our agencies seeking accreditation/reaccreditation and officers seeking designation/re-designation with maximum flexibility. Please reach out to program staff if you have any questions. We know you are on the frontlines of responding to this global pandemic and we want you to know that CPSE has your back.

Stay safe,

Preet Bassi, CAE

CPSE Chief Executive Officer