Training Beyond the Department

SCI and The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) hosted a webinar to discuss vital law enforcement programs outside of the department. The discussion addressed things that are not typically incorporated in police training, including civil and human rights protection education, the social psychology of perpetrators of identity-based violence, the specific realities of policing in traumatized communities, and working with civilian oversight mechanisms.

The webinar featured SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers, Dr. James Waller, Peter McBride, Sharon Fairley, and LAPD Capt. Aaron Ponce, and was moderated by SCI Associate Director Jessie Redd. 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.