Public & Community Safety

Public and community safety requires cross-cutting efforts by police, fire/EMS, emergency management, code enforcement, animal control, and other local government services—as well as members of the community. ICMA provides resources and technical assistance to help communities prevent, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters, both natural and manmade. Documents, case studies, and first-person accounts provide suggestions for educating, communicating, and engaging with residents so that they become partners in public safety. ICMA also provides a forum for conversations about such timely issues as gun violence and body-worn cameras. 

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.

Building Resilient Communities During Disruptive Change - Part 2: Public Safety

This new, complimentary e-book from ICMA brings together perspectives on public safety challenges from thought leaders in local government and public safety management.

New Handbook Provides Policy Guidance on Cameras in Public Safety

A new handbook provides guidance for government agencies in the process of establishing or implementing recently established video systems.

Municipal Partnerships for Violence Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (AMUPREV)

Helping municipalities develop innovative violence prevention programs by sharing approaches to community-oriented governance and policing that have worked in other countries.