Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Summit on Public Safety and the Fiscal Crisis

Is urban violent crime on the rise due to police layoffs?  Are fire service response times increasing as cities and towns reduce the number of their professional firefighters?  We want to answer these questions and many other important public safety problems.

The Summit on Public Safety and the Fiscal Crisis will bring together academic researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners to discuss how the current fiscal crisis is impacting the provision of police enforcement, fire services, and criminal justice.  The goal of the conference is to promote evidence based analysis to public policy and develop meaningful alternatives to layoffs of public safety personnel and the deterioration in public safety 

Endorsed by all of the major police and fire organizations in New Jersey, including the NJ FMBA, New Jersey State PBA, FOP, and IAFF.

Partial List of Presenters:

  • Paul Heaton, Director of Research, RAND Institue for Civil Justice
  • Richard Lockke, Founding Member, Partner, Loccke, Correia, Schlater, Limsky & Bukosky
  • Tina Chiu, Director of Technical Assistance, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Professor Amy K. Donahue, Head of the Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut at Storr
  • Joe Flood, Author: The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Idea, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-and Determined the Future of Cities (2010)
  • Professor Charles Jensen, Director, Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS), Jon Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

Conference registration fee: $350, including breakfast and lunch for both days


Conference Location:

     The Heldrich Hotel 
     10 Livingston Avenue
     New Brunswick, NJ 08901

More information

Call Judy Lugo at (848) 932-9504