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.

Officer Spotlight: LAPD Captain Elaine Morales. The Commanding Officer at West Traffic Division, Captain Morales is a 31-year veteran of the LAPD, a leader in law enforcement organizations across the country and a graduate of the SCI Executive Leadership Program. Thank you Captain Morales for your service! Read more.

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