Extremism and Public Policy in a Pandemic

As part of the Sol Price School of Public Policy “Price Talks: Policy in a Pandemic,” SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers discussed the continuing threat from homegrown violent extremism (HVE) and some of the attacks and strategies extremist groups are employing during the pandemic. Watch the highlight video below and explore the full recording.

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.