The Mercyhurst University Public Safety Institute is the primary provider of public safety instruction in the region, training current and future personnel involved in emergency services, law enforcement, and fire service.
But the Institute's commitment to public safety does not end there. The PSI provides training and assistance to private industries and businesses to ensure that their employees, operations procedures and facilities are safe, effective and successful.
Building/property security assessments: An unbiased evaluation of building conditions and operating systems.
Crime prevention education: Instruction on the techniques, community activities and available resources to prevent criminal activity in or around your business.
Defensive tactics for female employees: Education and training in rape prevention, self-defense and personal protection for women.
Grant writing/proposals: Assistance in identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating grant opportunities.
Leadership/supervisory: Training in the concepts, principals and skills needed to be a successful supervisor.
Employee background checks: Provides assistance in performing employee background checks, criminal record checks and verification.
Policy/procedures composition: Assistance in developing standard operating procedures and internal control policies.
Process evaluations/gap analysis: Provides assessment tools that enable businesses to compare its actual performance with its potential performance.
Retail theft prevention/education: Provides information on loss prevention and security to prevent customer and employee theft, and presents statistics, security data and reports to reduce retail shrinkage problems.
Career Development Retreats: Offered for personal development, careerworkshops, and conferences.
Strategic planning: Provides assistance with defining the direction of an organization and deciding how to allocate resources to optimize results.
Terrorism risk assessment/response and emergency services support:Provides warning signs, perpetrator profiles and preventative measures to recognize and respond to possible terroristic and emergency situations.