Welcome to The American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology!
Moving in to 2020, I am honored and humbled to be able to continue to serve as the President of the American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology. In the last couple years, we have welcomed new Police & Public Safety Psychologists to our list of specialists throughout the country and have been able to further develop our online continuing education training center. We currently have one course, “An Introduction to Police and Public Safety Psychology,” available for purchase and are going to develop eight more courses in June of 2020, through the Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University in California. These additional courses can be attended live in June and then can be accessed online through our training center.
We are dedicated to the mission of providing quality continuing education that is easily accessible to both those who are new or learning about our specialty, as well as those who are continuing to ensure their level of specialization. This year’s course offerings will aid in the preparation for board certification and we encourage participants to apply for specialization if they have not already done so. Please let me know if I can assist in any way. This is going to be a great year!
Jaime Brower, PsyD, ABPP
President, American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology
The mission of The American Academy of Police & Public Safety Psychology is to support the development and maintenance of police and public safety psychology (PPSP) as a specialized field of study, research, and practice, and to serve our members, consumers of our services, and the public by promoting high standards of professional practice in the field.
Police and Public Safety Psychology is concerned with assisting law enforcement and other public safety personnel and agencies in carrying out their missions and societal functions with optimal effectiveness, safety, health, and conformity to laws and ethics. It consists of the application of the science and profession of psychology in four primary domains of practice: assessment, clinical intervention, operational support, and organizational consultation.