Tri-C public safety dean: Training and continuing education are critical
March 13, 2017
The demand for qualified candidates to enter the public safety field is growing by the year. Cities, counties, federal agencies, businesses, hospitals and other organizations are constantly seeking new EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, security guards and many other specialists.
But with the increased demand has come the need for more training – both for new hires just entering the field, and continuing education for those established in public safety careers.
As techniques and technologies evolve and improve, it is up to those in the field to ensure that they seek opportunities to update their training.
Cuyahoga Community College is among the educational institutions at the forefront of training both new and experienced public safety specialists. Recently, Clayton Harris, Tri-C’s police chief and dean of the Public Safety Center of Excellence, spoke with Smart Business Cleveland about the training necessary to begin and maintain a career in public safety, and how technology has changed the landscape of the field.