Highlights from the USC National Safe Schools Digital Summit

USC School Summit Student Panel

The USC National Safe Schools Digital Summit streamed live online on October 24, 2018. Watch the recorded highlights below, and visit the SCI video page to view the full panel discussions and additional interviews with school safety experts.


Students Are the Nation’s Greatest Asset

Featuring Denzel Whitaker, Kristina Anderson, Jake Glacer, Amandeep Kaur and Laraine Perez.


There Is No Profile for School Security

Featuring Robert Boyd, Maurice Canady, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Dr. Erroll Southers, and Chief John Thomas.


When a School Shooting Is the Story

Featuring Beverly White, Keshia Clukey and Lindsay Powers.


Summit Takeaways


Featuring Dr. Karla M. Rhay, CEO, California Schools Joint Powers Authorities


Summit Takeaways


Featuring Los Angeles School Police Department Chief Steve Zipperman

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

Officer Spotlight - El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry was a 20-year law enforcement veteran who was appointed to lead the El Monte Police Department in June 2022. Tragically, Chief Lowry passed away in October. He was 45. Thank you Chief Lowry for your service. Read more.

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