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what is the difference between a police officer or a firefighter and a public safety officer ?

what does a public safety officer do comparing to a police officer,firefighter and a EMT ?

Asked By: AMOS W - 8/8/2006
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I once saw a job listing at an airport, Dallas I think, for a Public Safety Officer position. They had to be, or willing to be, certified as a Police Officer, Firefighter and a Medic. But for the most part I think its just another name for Police Officer or Security Guard.
Answered By: Matt - 8/8/2006
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firefighters and emts are always called firefighters and emts, but some communities called their police different things, police, pub. safety, or even peace officers, the last of which i don't understand, but it all depends on what your community decides, but they all do the same things, that is protect the public, and... More
Answered By: sconney417 - 8/8/2006
 
If you draw an organizational chart of a local government, you will have a division of public safety. Under that division will be the fire department, the police department and the ambulance service... More
Answered By: hot slaw - 8/8/2006
 
In most cities, the police department and fire department are two separate departments. In some cases, the police and fire are placed in one department to save on administrative costs. This department is usuall y called a public safety department, and the officers in it can be moved from one area to another, depending... More
Answered By: Steve R - 8/8/2006
 
Some entities combine all three into one organization. I started out at one of these, and was cross trained in all three. When I left for another municipal police department I was a licensed peace officer, a paramedic and a certified firefighter. Took several years, but they trained me in all 3 disciplines. You usually... More
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Answered By: slicktop80 - 8/8/2006
 
Public Safety is a title which is gaining popularity in the USA. It traditionally meant that someone was both a firefighter and a police officer; but now its given to just about anyone in law enforcement. In California it used by private law enforcement a lot.
Answered By: r_77_p - 8/9/2006
 
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