Safe Communities Institute completes fourth Public Safety Leadership Program class
By Juan Noguera
On May 5, the Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy completed its fourth class of the Public Safety Leadership Program (PSLP).
The semester-long certificate program, which took place in the spring 2017, consisted of 18 students representing 11 agencies, including law enforcement, corrections, fire, emergency medical services, health and local government.
At the conclusion of the course, a reception was held at the USC University Club featuring guest speaker Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. In his remarks to the students, staff and guests in attendance, Sheriff McDonnell emphasized the importance of inter-agency cooperation and challenges first responders face, as they are the only government agencies that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, that citizens call when they have any type of emergency.