About Us

The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration between the City of Rochester, the criminal justice agencies of Greater Rochester including the Rochester Police Department and Rochester Institute of Technology. Its purpose is to contribute to criminal justice strategy through research, policy analysis and evaluation. Its educational goals include training graduate and undergraduate students in strategic planning and policy analysis.

The foundation of the Center is the practice of action research in which relevant data and analyses are brought to bear on the day to day decision-making processes of organizations. The Center serves the practice of policy development and implementation in real-time

Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are currently working on projects through the Center for Public Safety Initiatives. The Center for Public Safety Initiatives actively seeks projects where it can bring to bear its unique partnerships, research skills and educational commitments.

The Center for Public Safety Initiatives

Rochester Institute of Technology
93 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623

(585) 475-6386