The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy engages in research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable public safety strategies, policies, and programs. The Institute’s mission is three-fold: reaching people with a new understanding of public safety that hinges on education, awareness and research, and community engagement; advancing violence prevention strategies, policies and research; and contributing to global security in a time of increasing threats. SCI provides a 21st-century approach to public safety by adopting a multidisciplinary “whole-of-community” methodology, which informs SCI educational programs, research projects and community engagement.

Chief Bisa FrenchOfficer Spotlight – Chief Bisa French is a 23-year law enforcement veteran and chief of the Richmond Police Department in California. She was the first African American and Latina Captain in the department and the youngest ever to hold the position. Chief French, thank you for your service! Read more.

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