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Organizational Partnerships

The Division of Public Safety Leadership (PSL) maintains partnerships with a variety of agencies, institutes, and schools within the Johns Hopkins University - all of which provide PSL with invaluable support and counsel. Read below to learn more about the important work of each organization.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals, a process inseparably linked to the discovery and application of new knowledge, and through these activities, to the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world.

The Johns Hopkins Division of Public Safety Leadership partners regularly with the School of Public Health on initiatives of bio-terrorism, violence, as well as strategies for effective first preventers and responders during widespread health emergencies. The Division of Public Safety Leadership shares a joint faculty appointment with the School of Public Health.

For more information, visit the School of Public Health's site or call 443-287-7277.

Maryland Chiefs of Police Association

Housed at the Johns Hopkins University Division of Public Safety Leadership, The Maryland Chiefs of Police Association is comprised of executive law enforcement officers from state, local and federal agencies, prosecutors and police legal advisors, members of the Maryland Police Training Commission, private sector security directors and interested citizens. The mission of the association is to promote and foster the enforcement of law and order; to increase the effectiveness of the police profession and enhance public confidence in the police; and to improve the quality of life in the communities that they serve.

For more information, visit the Maryland Chiefs of Police site.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

In August 2009, The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Education and The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) entered into a formal agreement to establish a cooperative relationship for the purpose of improving ICE training and educational programs. All programs support the ICE mission, strategic goals, meet the needs of a diverse and dispersed workforce, and contribute to measurable outcomes and results. Such programs include the JHU-ICE Fellows Program and the  JHU-ICE MS in Management Cohort Program. For more information contact Dit Talley.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation

In November 2011, Associate Dean, Sheldon Greenberg was named to the FLETA Board.  An independent accreditation process that provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards and receive appropriate recognition,  this independent accreditation process has been developed and has been entitled Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA). A high degree of public confidence in the competence and professionalism of federal agents and officers is an important outcome of this process. The focus of the effort is to accredit federal entry-level and advanced/specialized training programs, instructor training, and other programs that affect multiple federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. For more information contact Sheldon Greenberg.

PACER

The division is a partner in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security funded Center of Excellence for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER). The center‘s mission is to improve the Nation‘s preparedness and the ability to respond in the event of a high consequence natural or manmade disaster to alleviate the event‘s effects by developing and disseminating best scientific practices. There are eight JHU partners and 18 other university and organizational partners involved in this endeavor. For more information, visit the PACER website or contact Sheldon Greenberg.