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The Institute

     The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized to support the development of excellence in public safety leadership. IPSLEI was formed in the spring of 2006 as a means of continuing the public safety industry collaborative in leadership and ethics initially established through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Public Safety Education Advisory Committee with a Carl D. Perkins VETA Grant for development of a comprehensive program for public safety leadership development.

     The California Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program, as the original program is known, originated in the spring of 2001. Through the leadership and vision of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Public Safety Education Advisory Committee, the program gained national attention. This national interest led to the formation of IPSLEI and the expansion of the program beyond California.  The United States National Fire Academy has endorsed the IPSLEI program, and the United States Fire Administration has recognized IPSLEI with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

     In the spirit of the original design work, IPSLEI continues to foster its partnership with Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s Leadership Development Program (PTK). Through this partnership, IPSLEI and PTK promote the dynamic blend of unique, humanities-oriented leadership development with a case-study approach to explore the reality of the leadership challenges that public safety professionals face at every level. Additionally, IPSLEI continuously seeks the input of public safety and academic professionals throughout the world to maintain an energetic, visionary, and realistic approach to facilitating the growth of excellence in public safety leadership.    

     It is the desire of IPSLEI that through effective, realistic, and purposeful leadership dialogue and interaction among public safety personnel from all disciplines and at every level, we learn the true meaning of interoperability and create the safest environments for our organizations and our communities.  IPSLEI is dedicated to conducting research and analysis in public safety leadership development, creating effective leadership and ethics curricula, and providing facilitator training and excellent support for IPSLEI Facilitators.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!.

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