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: Los Angeles Police Department Captain Marc Reina. A recent graduate of SCI’s Public Safety Leadership Program, Capt. Reina has been an advocate for child welfare and has worked closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Thank you Captain Reina for your service! Read more.

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