Center for Public Safety Management, LLC

The Center for Public Safety Management, LLC, is an independent consulting and training firm and the exclusive provider of public safety technical assistance for ICMA.

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The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) is a private consulting and training firm specializing in public safety. The organization is the exclusive provider of public safety technical assistance for ICMA.

CPSM provides services to local governments in the critical areas of:

  • Police
  • Fire
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Dispatch
  • Building Accreditation and Codes

In most local governments, the provision of police, fire, and emergency medical services consumes the largest portion of the operating budget. When facing the difficult task of balancing the needs of other services against the rising cost of public safety, it is critical that choices are made based upon the best possible information. 

CPSM offers the assistance local governments need to make those data-driven decisions. It follows a standardized approach to conducting analyses of fire, police, EMS, and public safety departments developed by its highly experienced subject matter experts with more than 100 years of experience as researchers and practitioners.  CPSM can help you forensically analyze your operations to determine how to effectively, efficiently, and safely deploy your resources.


  • Forensic analysis of your data and a comprehensive workload and deployment analysis of your fire, police, or EMS department
  • Chief Selection Advantage
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training and Education
  • Standard of Response Coverage and Integrated Risk Management Planning
  • Community Risk Assessment
  • Homeland Security all-hazard, all-risk plans 

Our Experts

The Center for Public Safety Management is comprised of a "dream teamof public safety professionals and includes active and retired police chiefs, fire chiefs, and local government managers who have advanced degrees in public safety and decades of experience.  The center has worked in more than 135 juristications on 175 projects in 35 states and Canada.

For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment

Contact Thomas Wieczorek at, 616-813-3782 or

Leonard Matarese at, 716-969-1360.


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