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Our Mission

The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, national collaboration of scholar practitioners, creating and delivering online and onsite training for Public Safety personnel to improve individual effectiveness, increase interagency efficiencies and promote the professional recognition of our career field. TAPSTI is the nationally recognized leader specializing in leading edge Public Safety collaborative training that helps bridge the gap between security and non-security staff serving the American public. Our emphasis is on specialized training as it pertains to creating a safer nation through recognizing each member of the Public Safety profession as vital to peacekeeping here at home. We help ensure compliance across the Public Safety spectrum with local, state, and national services from both uniformed and non-uniformed professionals dedicated to being America’s peacekeepers. We offer our clients cost effective, innovative training tools that meet their agency and corporate objectives and are not commonly available elsewhere.

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Approved for the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program!

We are proud to announce we have been approved for Presidential recognition of our volunteers! Recipients are United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States. Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime. Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award. Awards are issued at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels and include certificates and a letter from the President of the United States recognizing volunteer service.

Your best choice for Public Safety eLearning!

The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, national training development and implementation organization. We are an all-volunteer training organization utilizing competency-based e-learning, and m-learning technologies to educate public safety personnel and the public about today's complex public safety world. We provide training through onsite and online training where trainees demonstrate they have mastered knowledge and skills as they progress through programs. Our competency-based training emphasizes what public safety personnel can do as the result of our programs based on their work experience and learning and not based on tight time parameters. As a result, we use a single "Terminal Performance Objective" as a course competency and support that with Learning Objectives that stage the fulfillment of the overall training mission for that training course. In this way we meet Peace Officer Standards and Training criteria for the more traditional training approach while also meeting the competency-based method of learning which the field of education is finding more useful today for workplace proficiency.

TAPSTI funding comes from donations. We receive no government funding. We do not use a professional fund raiser so 100% of our income is used for training and for tuition support for educators and staff. TAPSTI is a national organization of volunteers working together to create training across the various fields of Public Safety.

We believe it is time for a new model for Public Safety and we call this new model "Peacekeeper Justice". This new version of American Justice clarifies needs required in a 21st century democracy given the history of the United States and what our culture is. We call for an improved, scientific, intellectual form of Public Safety that identifies law enforcement, the courts, corrections, probation, parole, as well as counseling, fire services, and emergency management as collaborators and integrated components of a new concept of Public Safety which requires cross-training in each other's disciplines. We believe the threats to our national security are so great both from within and outside our borders that all components of Public Safety are involved in peacekeeping efforts here at home and that we can best ensure national security through a collaborative Public Safety force which emphasizes peacekeeping here in our own homeland.

You can learn valuable skills through TAPSTI's blend of our self-paced eCampus, mCampus, radio shows, videos, webinars, and ground-based training created and delivered by our in-house volunteers from throughout the nation who have experience in their fields. By providing convenient and accessible training verified through proctors and examination TAPSTI allows for cross-training of personnel so professionals can learn from each other.


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We Support Destination Dignity


Join us in the Destination Dignity March October 10th in Washington D.C. to increase the awareness of Public Safety improving our ability to manage events involving the mentally ill.

Destination Dignity March 2016