Play Together. Play Smart. Play S.A.F.E.™

National Program for Playground Safety Inspectors have earned certification by successfully completing a playground inspector course. Inspectors specialize in inspecting for good zoning to allow for safe user behavior, durability of equipment, proper surfacing materials, ADA compliance, developmentally appropriateness, and safe environmental conditions.

NPPS Certified Inspectors are aware of guidelines, standards, and best practices. They are equipped to inspect children’s outdoor environments, playgrounds, and the safety of environmental elements located in children’s outdoor spaces.

Contact one of the NPPS certified inspectors today to inspect the safety and to provide a quality assessment of the outdoor environment at your agency’s playgrounds.

Note: This is not a full list of individuals who have received certification.  Only names and contact information from individuals who have given permission to NPPS are listed. If you can not find an Inspector listed near you, please call the NPPS office for more information.


Tiffany Smith
PO Box 144
Columbia, Maryland 21045
443-668-4725 Early Childhood Inspector


Travis Sheppard
Barnstable, Massachusetts
(617) 504-1402 Early Childhood Inspector


Kathryn Berry
2036 Boatfield
Burton, Michigan 48529
(801)691-3718 Early Childhood Inspector


Julie Lindgren
One Veterans Drive
Bldg. 68
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
(952) 277-9695 Early Childhood Inspector


Carol Bishop
1742 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
(662) 842-3076 Early Childhood Inspector
Tonya Broger
143 LaFleur Square
Jackson, Mississippi 39215 Early Childhood Inspector
Josenda Dockery
8705 Northwest Dr.
Bldg. A, Suite 1
Southaven, Mississippi 38671
(662) 393-2775 Early Childhood Inspector
Mary Hampton
801 North Lehmberg Road
Columbus, Mississippi 39702
(662) 241-7677 Early Childhood Inspector
Dana Jones
227 MLK, Huoy 49 North
P.O. Box 310
Indianola, Mississippi 38751
(662) 887-4951 Early Childhood Inspector
Sharon Vance
143 Lefleur Square
Jackson, Mississippi 39215
(601) 364-2827 Early Childhood Inspector

The individuals listed are those that have completed the National Program for Playground Safety’s Outdoor Play Inspector training. This listing is not an endorsement of any particular individual.