Women Leading the Way

In honor of Women’s History Month, SCI hosted the “Women Leading the Way” panel discussion featuring women working in the careers of public safety and violence prevention. In male-dominated fields, learn how these women advanced within their organizations and the challenges they faced. As pioneers in their chosen field, the panelists reflect on the women who have paved the way for them and what they do now to continue to move women forward. This event was co-presented by the Women in Homeland Security SoCal chapter. Watch the full video 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.

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.