USC Price School of Public Policy

Safe Communities Institute graduates first class of Public Safety Leadership Program

February 3, 2016

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The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy recently completed its first class of the Public Safety Leadership Program (PSLP).

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The semester-long certificate program, which took place in fall 2015, consisted of 22 students representing 20 community agencies, including law enforcement, corrections, fire, emergency medical services, health, education and local government.

At the conclusion of the course, a reception was held at the University Club featuring guest speaker Steven Zipperman, chief of the Los Angeles School Police Department. In his remarks to the students, staff and guests in attendance, Chief Zipperman emphasized the importance of inter-agency cooperation and public partnerships that are necessary to address the challenges facing public safety leaders in the 21st century.