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 - 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.