Safety and Security

CNA Safety and Security (SAS) is a national leader in supporting homeland security, public safety, and emergency operations at all levels of government.

As part of CNA's Institute for Public Research, SAS uses research and analysis to deliver solutions that improve decision-making during crisis operations and develop innovative answers to challenging safety and security problems. Our applied expertise allows first responders, emergency managers, public health and agriculture professionals, homeland security practitioners, and corporate and citizen partners to integrate risk-management policy, planning, and operations and to develop and sustain prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities at a national level.

Click to read more about SAS work on Climate Change and Security, Food and Agriculture, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.

View and download the SAS Capabilities Overview below.


SAS in the News

December 13, 2018

Denise Rodriguez says, “In total, we currently work with over 340 police agencies on a number of other policing issues (i.e. violent crime reduction, body-worn camera technology, precision policing, police-research partnerships, critical incident review).”

Charleston City Paper: “Virginia Firm Likely to Get $159,000 Contract to Study Racial Bias in the Charleston Police Department”

December 4, 2018

Erin Mohres writes, “The case for building and maintaining a CI program certainly is evident to most public safety officials.”

Homeland Security Today: “Perspective: 3 Steps to Forging a More Resilient Critical Infrastructure Program”

October 3, 2018

David Kaufman says, “People turn to the places of support in disasters that they turn to in everyday situations.”

NEMA: “NEMA: Annual Forum”

August 29, 2018

James “Chips” Stewart says the IRB report “should be treated as new evidence. These agencies … should then use it to re-investigate to see whether these are in fact meritorious and warrants a change in their findings or classifications.”

The Baltimore Sun: “Baltimore Police Commissioner Says Detective’s Death Not a Closed Case, Despite Report’s Finding of Suicide”

August 28, 2018

“The Independent Review Board was co-chaired by James “Chips” Stewart, a law enforcement consultant who sat on two prior such review boards that looked at controversial Baltimore Police cases in 2011 and 2013.”

The Baltimore Sun: “Panel Report: Baltimore Police Det. Suiter Had 'Every Incentive' to Make Suicide Appear to Be Murder”