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Public Safety Academic Department

About Our Department

The study of public safety includes preparedness for and response to disruptions from natural and man-made causes. Professionals work in public emergency management, fire, police, criminal justice, national security, GIS, and private risk management. Our instructional team brings you their academic excellence as well as practical experience as emergency managers and business continuity specialists, first responders and fire fighters, lawyers and judges, government officials and veterans.


MACEM {hyperlink] Public safety academic programs at FCC are managed by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management & Public Safety here on campus. In addition to our FCC degree programs, we develop training for government agencies and first responders across the country. Your instructors are practitioners of public safety from retried military and law enforcement officers to social welfare advocates with expertise to share including networking within public safety disciplines to help you plan for your future.

Run to the Rescue

Join us in celebrating good health and scholarship on April 22, 2023. We are raising money for public safety students in partnership with the Western Maryland Public Safety Expo. Come meet recruiters from agencies looking for you to fill public safety positions across the DMV. To enter and run, go to the registration page linked above. Admission to the Career Fair if free. To get involved in the event planning, join the FCC Public Safety Professionals Club.

Scholarships for Public Safety Degrees 

The FCC Foundation and FCC Financial Aid offices provide information about tuition programs for students. Did you know that many employers will offer tuition reimbursement for you to attend college? There are also scholarships specifically for public safety and criminal justice students. Here are some highlights.

Faculty & Staff Contacts

Mary Rolle Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice  301.846.2639
John Packard Assistant Professor, MACEM&PS 240-629-7842