Building an Inclusive Fire Service

During Black History Month, SCI hosted a Lunch & Learn to discuss the current state of systemic discrimination within the fire services. Viewers heard first-hand from Black firefighters and learned about their experiences. The discussion was moderated by Beverly White from NBC4 Los Angeles. Panelists included:

  • Captain Robert Hawkins, Los Angeles Fire Department and Executive Vice President of the Stentorians
  • Captain Tony Hardy, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
  • Captain Paul Washington, New York Fire Department and former President of the Vulcan Society
  • Firefighter Anita Daniel, New York Fire Department 

Watch the full event 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 - 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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