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April 24, 2018

Public Safety

Public SafetyThe Center for Rural Development believes that in order to have productive, prosperous communities, we must also have safe and secure communities.

Through our Public Safety Focus Area, The Center is leading initiatives that provide training to law enforcement professionals and first responders across the nation.

We recognize that proper training is critical for our nation’s first responders. Our effort to provide homeland security training comes in the form of two programs, the Institute for Preventive Strategies (IPS) and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).

The IPS provides a terrorism prevention certificate program through online, highly interactive training designed around the National Strategy for Homeland Security. The RDPC develops and delivers both classroom and online training on numerous key topics targeted at the nation’s rural communities, where resources are often stretched thin.

All IPS and RDPC training is certified by DHS and made available free of charge to first responders nationwide. For more information on IPS, visit For more information on RDPC, visit

Institute for Preventive StrategiesRural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

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