Director: Irshad Altheimer, Ph.D.
Center for Public Safety Initiatives
Department of Criminal Justice
Rochester Institute of Technology
93 Lomb Memorial Drive
George Eastman Hall, Room 2189
Rochester, NY 14623-5603
The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration between RIT's Department of Criminal Justice, the City of Rochester, and the criminal justice agencies of Greater Rochester, including the Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Crime Lab. 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 to bring to bear its unique partnerships, research skills, and educational commitments.