Denise Beatty – Director, State & Local Program, Office of Compliance & Field Investigations

What brought you to CPSC?
The mission of the CPSC was very appealing to me. I previously worked in the insurance industry for several years helping customers to reduce the risk of injury and property damage, as well as providing strategies to mitigate damage. Public service is a high honor and provides an opportunity to give back to the nation and my community.

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What brought you to CPSC?

As a former D.C. Police Detective, protecting citizens was my passion, and becoming a Compliance Officer at CPSC was a good fit to continue my career.

What do you like most about working in product safety?

Seeing the end results and ensuring that consumers are safe.

What inspires you in your professional career?

The ability to solve consumer problems and make a difference inspires me.

Who has inspired you the most throughout your life?

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What brought you to CPSC?

I had been working as a Legal Editor and Legal Reporter for about 15 years before applying to CPSC. My work as an attorney involved the area of toxic torts. My first attempt at seeking employment at CPSC occurred in the mid-1990s. I came close to getting what was posted as a part-time, shared position. However, after a couple of interviews, I did not make the cut. Subsequently, in 2010, a friend who worked for former Chairman Inez Tenenbaum told me about an opportunity (…)

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What brought you to CPSC?

As a journalist, I was very much aware of the good and important work that was being done by CPSC. On numerous occasions I would either be on the receiving end of a phone call from CPSC telling me about a major recall coming up, or I would be the one calling CPSC’s media office seeking answers about a dangerous product. “Why isn’t this product being recalled?” I would inquire. I always had a passion for consumer news and was one of a few in the newsroom who (…)

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CPSC port investigators, in partnership with the port staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are screening and stopping dangerous and violative products at U.S. ports from coast to coast. In all, from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015, more than 10.5 million products that violated U.S. safety rules were prevented from reaching the hands of U.S. consumers, a 123% increase from the previous year.

CPSC is also working to enhance its port surveillance technology that targets shipments (…)

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