Developing Reliable Processes for Public Safety Promotions

Public Safety

With several public safety and academic experts on our team who have years of experience working with public safety agencies to increase their effectiveness, Developmental Associates is positioned to provide tailored services for law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency management, and emergency communication. We measure technical skills but also ground our work in the research behind emotional intelligence and effective public safety professionals.

We advocate that public safety leaders should be developing the emotional intelligence skills of their employees regardless of rank or civilian status. Research shows that public safety leaders who exhibit optimism, social responsibility, problem solving, a goal orientation with high standards, and a commitment to developing interpersonal relationships are more likely to have departments with high morale, and lower turnover. Further, law enforcement officers who also have effective empathy and impulse control are less likely to have citizen complaints.

Whether you are trying to hire a public safety executive, develop a promotional process, enhance supervisory effectiveness or build a more effective command staff, we offer a service that you can count on that is valid, comprehensive, evidence-based, and legally defensible. Better, more qualified employees produce superior organization performance.

Contact Dr. Steve Straus (skstraus@developmentalassociates.com) or Tom Moss (tmmoss@developmentalassociates.com) for more information.

Representative Public Safety Clients

  • The Town of Apex Police Department, NC
  • The City of Asheboro Police Department, NC
  • The City of Burlington Police Department, NC
  • The Town Chapel Hill Police Department, NC
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, NC
  • The City of Danville Police Department, VA
  • The City of Fayetteville, Police Department, NC
  • The City of Gastonia, Police Department, NC
  • The City of Goldsboro Police Department, NC
  • The Town of Morrisville Police Department, NC
  • NC Department of Insurance
  • The City of New Bern Police Department, NC
  • The City of Reidsville Police Department, NC
  • City of Savannah Police Department, GA
  • The Town of Smithfield Police Department, NC
  • The City of Wilmington Police Department, NC
  • The City of Wilson Police Department, NC
  • The City of Winston Salem Police Department, NC
  • The Town of Wrightsville Beach Police Department, NC
  • The Town of Apex Fire Department, NC
  • The City of Asheboro Fire Department, NC
  • The Holly Springs Fire Department, NC
  • The Town of Morrisville Fire Department, NC
  • The City of Raleigh Fire Department, NC
  • The City of Savannah Fire Department, GA
  • The City of Winston Salem Fire Department, NC
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Villanova University

References Available on Request