Public Safety Institute
Reinhardt University has founded a public safety institute at its North Fulton Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. The College also worked with a coalition of five cities: John's Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell and Sandy Springs, plus Cherokee County and other interested communities in the Northern Crescent to found this innovative Public Safety Institute.
The Public Safety Institute provides an organization offering academic programs focused on developing organizational communication and leadership and an appreciation for organizational culture in the public safety arena. The Public Safety Institute is designed to meet the educational needs of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and military personnel who provide the activities of first responders and homeland security.
The Public Safety Institute provides flexible, on-line instruction and face-to-face instruction in a variety of academic programs including associate degrees in Fire Management and Criminal Justice and an accelerated bachelor degree program in Public Safety Management and Leadership (PSL), as well as a future master's degree in Homeland Security. The University also offers certificate programs in Homeland Security Management, as well as Basic Law Enforcement Training through the first private/public Police Academy in the state.
Program instructors will not only have the academic credentials, but they will also be seasoned professionals with the field experience necessary to deliver material that is relevant to the students.
As a member of the national Homeland Security Defense Educational Consortium Association (HSDECA) and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), the Public Safety Institute will work closely with the state and federal HomeLand Security departments to develop and enhance the State of Georgia's on-going educational and technical needs. It will also offer well-designed and targeted services and programs for first responders.
The Public Safety Institute offerings include: