SCI Featured in USC ‘Back to College’ Event

On February 3, 2021, USC presented its 13th Annual Going Back to College Day event for students and professors to reconnect and learn about USC programs and initiatives. As a part of the event, SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers spoke about SCI’s work in combating extremism during the pandemic, increasing public trust in law enforcement with the LEWIS project and more. Learn more about SCI’s important work and watch Dr. Southers’ presentation.

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.