SCI Celebrates Graduates from its Public Safety Leadership Program

PSLP Class 7 Graduation

On December 14, the Safe Communities Institute was proud to recognize graduates from its Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program (PSLP). We were also honored to have Santa Monica Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud offer the keynote address.

PSLP Class 7 included public safety leaders from numerous organizations, including: the Santa Monica Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the USC Department of Public Safety, the South Gate Police Department, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the U.S. Marshals Service, the El Monte Police Department, and the private company, Brookfield.

The Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program provides mid-level managers with a 21st-century approach to public safety by adopting a multidisciplinary and “whole-of-community” methodology. At the core of the program is an emphasis on leadership, ethics, and values. The course is divided into four modules:

Leadership – Collaborative leadership, negotiation, ethics, organizational branding, values driven leadership, consensus building, conflict resolution, decision making and metrics.

Global Threats – Terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, cyber-crime, gangs, human trafficking, drug cartels.

Technology – Geospatial analysis, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection, resilience, information analysis, social media.

Community Engagement – Faith organizations, mental health, juveniles, civil liberties, special populations, and outreach strategies

Congratulations to PSLP Class 7! SCI offers its deep thanks and respect to these dedicated leaders supporting safe communities.

Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud at SCI
Santa Monica Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud delivered the keynote address at the PSLP Class 7 graduation. Photo credit: Deirdre Flanagan

View more photos from the PSLP Class 7 graduation on Flickr.

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.

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