The Office of Public Safety Administration’s (PSA) will assist in ensuring that all residents can fulfill their potential and thrive in safe communities. We understand the critical roles police, fire and 9-1-1 fulfill toward keeping Chicago safe and it is our ongoing objective to provide effective, administrative support in this regard. The PSA’s core mission and responsibility is to provide shared services for Chicago’s public safety departments. This includes reducing costs, finding efficiencies, improving administrative functions, leveraging technology solutions, employing staff who possess deep, professional experience in public safety, and, always searching for and developing new and innovative ways we can reduce costs and find efficiencies through shared services.
Chicagoans can be confident knowing the PSA will be firm in its approach toward achieving this goal, while remaining respectful of the important job each of our public safety departments conducts. Moreover, our public safety departments can be certain that PSA will “handle the paperwork” so they don’t have to, thus allowing them to focus on their core missions.