Breaking and Entering: Women of the LAPD

Breaking and Entering: Women of the LAPD

On January 30, 2020, SCI, the USC Department of Public Safety and Los Angeles Women Police Officers & Associates hosted a screening of the short film, “Breaking and Entering: Women of the LAPD.” The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring three groundbreaking women changing the culture of law enforcement in Los Angeles.

Panelists included USC Department of Public Safety Assistant Chief Alma Burke, LAPD Sergeant and first female SWAT member Jennifer Grasso, and pioneering police women Helen Kidder, a retired LAPD Lieutenant. The discussion was moderated by SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers. Watch the highlights or view the full event recording below. 

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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