Public Safety Administration
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Screening: 0.5

Drawing upon theories and research findings in public administration and management, this course examines administrative approaches, issues, and debates arising in public safety organizations and governments in a changing environment. Students learn how the complex and unstable environment of public safety organizations produces both challenges and opportunities for public safety managers, and work through case material that requires them to apply insights from management and public administration literature to real-world public safety settings. Topics include strategic planning; program evaluation; organizational learning and development; interoperability; cultural diversity; and leadership and decision-making skills in public safety environments.