CSDA Emergency Preparedness Summit

In February 2021, the USC Price EXED Forum For Local Leaders, in partnerships with Southern California Edison, presented the CSDA Emergency Preparedness Summit. The two-day virtual event featured industry experts and USC Price faculty (including SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers) to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and real-life experience. Explore the event highlights below, and watch the full Day 1 recording and Day 2 recording to view the entire event.  

Day 1 Highlights

Topics: USC’S Approach to Emergency Planning; Emergency Management; Navigating Assets Pre and Post Disaster; and an address from Senator Henry Stern.


Day 2 Highlights

Topics: Developing an Emergency Communication Plan; Implementing an Emergency Communication Plan; FEMA Emergency Management Plan & Hazard Mitigation Plan; and Emergency Planning Preparedness/Response Plan.

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 - Sergeant Arlen Castillo is an 18-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department. Currently assigned to the patrol division, she is also a member of the Public Information Officer team and is dedicated to building connections between the community and law enforcement. Read more.

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