NAPSG has established partnerships with several institutions of higher education and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Below are a few examples for how NAPSG partners with these important groups:
- Homeland Security Regional Technology Center - SDSU Research Foundation at San Diego State Univeristy - In 2010 & 2011 a partnership was established around collaborative regional coordination in Southern California. Leading members of the Homeland Security Regional Technology Center joined NAPSG's Southern California Regional Leadership Team and they co-hosted the 2010 NAPSG Public Safety GIS Workshop in Redlands, CA. This partnership also involved cooperation in the development of NAPSG's GIS Standard Operating Guidance for Multi-Agency Coordination.
- Harvard Humanitarian Initiative - NAPSG serves on the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's Humanitarian Technologies & Crisis Mapping Working Group by providing subject matter expertise to the group in support of HHI's Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning. This program examines the use of information communications technologies in conflict and disaster settings. This partnership is an example for how NAPSG helps to bridge the gap with local public safety & GIS intesected with crisis response and mapping. It is also an example of a joing Academic & NGO partnership effort.
- National States Geographic Information Council - In 2010, NAPSG established a partnership with NSGIC and their Geospatial Preparedness Committee. The purpose of the NAPSG-NSGIC collaboration is to advance our shared objectives by joining efforts on strategic projects and initiatives. For example, NAPSG & NSGIC are working together to educate local & state public safety on the value of (and how to utilize) the NSGIC GIS Invesntory.