On November 14, 2017, the Safe Communities Institute hosted a summit on extremism, convening counterterrorism experts, local and international city stakeholders, and nonprofit leaders to develop a more informed and engaged community.

Opening Remarks and Keynote: Constance L. Rice

Untold Stories of “Formers” and the Human Impact

Remarks: Mayor Eric Garcetti

Shifting the Narrative: Communication & Technology in Advancing Public Solutions

Keynote: Sasha Havlicek

Understanding Shifts and Tailored Policy Approaches

A Way Forward Toward a Holistic Strategy

Keeping Cities Safe: Leadership in the Age of Homegrown Extremism

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.

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