President's Message

Linda Vaughn, President, South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium

Wow! What a long name. And with it comes a long history of high quality training and education for public safety professionals. South Bay Regional has been serving law enforcement, fire, dispatch, and EMT agencies in the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1994. And with the continued support and partnerships with our member colleges and public safety agencies we expect to make an even greater impact on training over the next 23 years.

2017 has been filled with opportunities and challenges. The new State Fire curriculum was implemented including the new Fire Fighter 1 testing, Basic Police Academies are operating at capacity, we presented five Dispatch Academies also with maximum enrollment, and South Bay managed the moved to our new Coyote Valley site. We also bid farewell to a public safety icon: our President Steve Cushing decided it was time to hang up his training hat for family and golf. The South Bay programs have thrived through it all.

South Bay prides itself on its excellence in course selection and delivery.  We continue to be the premier provider of Basic, Investigative, Supervisory, Management, and career development courses. Our staff has worked hard and creatively to overcome challenges involving firearms and EVOC facility access, as well as the new equipment and facility needs for the Fire Fighter program. We wish to offer a sincere thank you to our agency partners who have assisted with our programmatic needs; a foundational element to our success.

We are proud to be the Bay Area’s Regional provider of quality public safety training. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by our facility on Bailey Avenue for a quick tour or just to say hello. The entire South Bay Team looks forward to the new and exciting opportunities 2018 will bring.


Linda Vaughn
South Bay Regional
Public Safety Training Consortium