California JPIA’s Public Safety Academy Empowers First Responders

The California JPIA recently held its Public Safety Academy, an educational event aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of police and fire command staff. With 40 attendees from 23 member agencies, the event saw enthusiastic participation and engagement.

Covering important topics such as workplace stress reduction, constitutional policing issues, and legislative updates, the Academy provided valuable insights for attendees. “Overall, an excellent program with a great amount of information and learning,” stated Todd Haroutunian, fire captain with the City of La Verne, while Mick Gaglia, acting police captain with the City of Hermosa Beach called out the instructors and atmosphere at the Academy — “Outstanding information, great instructors, and a very relaxed feel to the class.”

The success of this event underscores the commitment of the California JPIA to empower its members with relevant and timely information, fostering professional growth and effectiveness in public safety.

The next Public Safety Academy is scheduled for March 11–13, 2025. For inquiries or further information about upcoming academies, contact Training Coordinator Michelle Aguayo by email or at (562) 467-8777.

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