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Public Safety Leadership Program – Spring 2020

December 20, 2019

Public safety in the 21st century requires a holistic approach. Effective leadership and collaboration between public safety disciplines is essential to meet the complex challenges facing society today. The Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program provides students with a solutions-centered approach to public safety by adopting a multidisciplinary and “whole-of-community” methodology.

The PSLP is 80 hours, taught two days per month for five months. The course is divided into four modules:

  • Leadership – Collaborative leadership,negotiation, ethics, conflict resolution,decision making, metrics, working with Millennials, implicit bias and crisis communication.
  • Global Threats – Terrorism, homegrown violent extremism, gangs, human trafficking, drug cartels, intelligence and hate crimes.
  • Technology – Cybersecurity and open-source intelligence, social media, cyber-crime, drones.
  • Community Engagement – Faith-based communities, mental health, homelessness, civil rights/liberties, special populations and outreach strategies.

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2020 PSLP course is December 20, 2019. View more information below and on the course web page.

USC SCI public safety leadership program

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Safe Communities Institute

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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