Best Practices in Community-Centered Public Safety

As cities across the country continue to work together to build safe neighborhoods, new community-centered models for public safety programs are proving to make a positive impact.

Carroll University and the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread are proud to partner with SAFE Communities, LLC to offer the Best Practices in Community-Centered Public Safety (CCPS) credential in January 2022, facilitated by Racine Police Department retired police chief, Art Howell.

Best Practices in Transformational Community-Centered Public Safety is designed for police/public safety officers and community leaders to examine and implement a holistic approach to the CCPS framework within their own communities.

The interactive, three-day session engages participants through problem-solving exercises and case studies. Participants will evaluate and share best practices for (re)building trust in public safety, cultivating engagement and community partnerships. During these sessions, participants will also examine current practices and challenges within their own communities. Participants will build a network of partners who can collaborate on public safety initiatives as they explore the CCPS model. 

Following the three-day session, participants will collaborate to create their own community action plans and receive feedback from the CCPS leadership team.

Participants who complete only the three-day session will receive a Community-Centered Public Safety Level 1 badge. Participants who complete both the session and their action plan will also receive the Community-Centered Public Safety Level 2 badge. 

Course Details:

Masks are required (KN95 or N95 preferred)

When: January 26 - 28, 2022
Where: The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (33 E 4 Mile Rd, Racine, WI 53402)
Cost: $1,500/person



Due to limited space, registration is limited to a total 36 participants. To register, please complete the registration form. You will receive an invoice for payment.

Additional Information:

For additional information, please contact:
Katy Coutley, Carroll University Compass Credentials:

About Art Howell

Appointed to the City of Racine Police Department in 1984, Howell has served the citizens of the Racine community for the past 36 years. He served in a number of positions within the department during his tenure, including gang unit officer, traffic investigator, detective and public information officer, ranking as investigative lieutenant, captain and ultimately, police chief. After nearly 37 years of continuous service to the citizens of Racine, Chief Howell retired from the Racine Police Department in 2021. He remains committed to advancing the community-centered public safety model in retirement, sharing critical lessons learned and best practices. 

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