Public Safety Leadership Development


The Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program is specifically designed to meet the Leadership Development needs of South Florida’s public safety agencies. Based on FAU’s popular Leadership Boot Camp program, FAU sought input from numerous South Florida public safety agencies through a series of focus groups and surveys. The curriculum combines the most important issues in leadership with a focus on public safety. Individuals who work in the areas of law enforcement, fire, corrections, 911 telecommunications, emergency management, emergency medical, and support services are encouraged to attend.

Program Objectives

The Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program is an 8-day course designed for the next generation of South Florida public safety leaders. Participants will develop crucial leadership skills and behaviors that will enhance their own careers, their agencies, and the communities they serve.

Led by current and former public safety leaders and executive leadership experts, this course will employ active learning techniques including case studies and simulations, collaborative tasks, lectures, readings, and participant presentations.

Participants will:

  • Understand leadership styles within the agency and define one’s own style
  • Improve written and oral presentation skills
  • Increase ability to resolve conflict in a positive manner
  • Gain confidence with respect to crucial and difficult conversations
  • Improve both internal and external levels of customer service
  • Explore the importance of ethical leadership
  • Better manage performance standards and accountability
  • Gain insight into the “big picture” of Public Safety, including budget, human resources, operations, etc.
  • Learn to build strong teams and to lead change
  • Build a network of colleagues to call upon for best practices and advice
  • Be part of a unique alumni group with access to events and resources through FAU’s International Center for Crisis Management and Field Hospital Deployment

Instructional Schedule*

  • TBD
  • *Subject to change

Public Safety Leadership Development

Program Details

  • Format: Thursdays
  • Dates: Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6 (No class on Nov. 22)
  • Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Hours: 56 Hours - PDUs / 5.6 CEUs
  • Sessions: 8
  • Location: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus
  • Fee: $1,995 - Includes materials, lunch and parking.

Contact Us

Paige Garrido
Program Coordinator

phone: (561) 297-4819
map: BU 86 203

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