About Us


In July 2022, several retired psychologists, doctors, attorneys, law enforcement officers and businesspersons, formed a Mastermind group to research the cause of violence and mass shootings, especially violence in our schools. After extensive research, it was discovered that in-depth studies had already identified the proven “root causes”, yet few were aware. So, on January 31, 2023, the Safe Cities Network, Inc. (SCN) was formed to create awareness and educational programs to eliminate violence and make our community safer.


The Masterminds That Got It All Started

This is the group of stalwarts provided their insights, education and experience!

Tom Whisenhunt      Roger Gornick      Frank Petrasich   Barry Telis

Jean Sims      Rick Engstrom       Niki Bates      Maurice Stewart

Jim Santor    Kathleen Santor    Chris Romano


Charitable Nonprofit Status

Although a Nevada nonprofit corporation, the Safe Cities Network is currently a “project” of the Players Philanthropy Foundation (PPF), a nonprofit charity under 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). SCN has filed for its own 501 © 3 status and affirms that it will acquire all legally required licenses, permits, trademarks and patents, or permission for the use thereof.

Contributions flow through Players to the Safe Cities Network and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.