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Public Safety Training Facility

Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York


HISTORY

The roots of the Public Safety Training Facility date back to February 1974, with a proposal to establish a Regional Criminal Justice Training Center. The Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police thought that such a facility under the aegis of Monroe Community College could provide consistent, responsive, professional and high quality training in one central location. With the support of the police chiefs and the County of Monroe, a formal proposal for approval and grant support was made to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Once funds were secured, a director was hired and the Regional CJTC was established.

With the support of area public safety professionals, the Center has continued to grow in programs offered and client agencies served. In the fall of 1983, the Center was renamed the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Training Facility to reflect an expanded mission. In 1987, the CJ&PSTF assumed responsibility for training in support of the Emergency Medical Service community. In 1989, the TEAM Incident Management program was pioneered here as a systems approach to integrating public and private sector response to natural or man-made emergencies. Through the offerings in this program, EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, public officials, and industrial fire and EMS organizations learn and then practice common language, approaches, and techniques. In 1990, the CJ&PSTF added the year-long Paramedic program to its portfolio of offerings.

In 1995, the mission expanded once again as the Training Center was certified by the State of New York as a Security Guard Training Site. At the same time, the name was simplified to the Public Safety Training Facility, since Criminal Justice is one of the disciplines within Public Safety.

First, last, and always, the PSTF is a partnership enterprise. Without the following partners, our vision and mission could not be achieved:

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
New York State Department of Health
New York State Office of Emergency Preparedness
Monroe County Department of Health
Monroe County Department of Public Safety
Monroe County EMS Advisory Board
Monroe County Fire Advisory Board
Monroe County Fire Bureau
Monroe County Law Enforcement Council
Monroe County Office of Central Police Services
Monroe-Livingston Regional EMS Council

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