February 5, 2021


Last week, we sent a community-wide email to update all of you on the work of the Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board (CAB) and to invite all of you to our Co-Design Public Safety Sessions which begin next week, on February 8.

If you haven’t already, please consider registering for one or more of the sessions below:

Scope of DPS Race & Identity ProfilingDPS Interactions with the PublicBest Practices for Campus Public SafetyCommunity Engagement
Monday Feb. 8
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Tuesday Feb. 9
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Feb. 10
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Thursday Feb. 11
9:00 – 10:30 am
Friday Feb. 12
9:00 – 10:30 am
Tuesday Feb. 16
9:00 – 10:30 am
Wednesday Feb. 17
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Thursday Feb. 18
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Friday Feb. 19
9:00 – 10:30 am
Saturday Feb. 20
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As a reminder, the sessions are open to all students, faculty, staff, and neighbors and will feature facilitated conversations to help us gather and incorporate your experiences and your views about the future of DPS into how we re-design public safety going forward.

To ensure participants feel safe to express themselves openly and candidly, the sessions will not be recorded. You can pre-register by clicking on one of the links above. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

As we prepare to develop the CAB’s recommendations for President Folt later this Spring, we recognize that your voices will form the basis of this all-important next step. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you.


Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro
Chair, Department of Political Science & International Relations and Dean’s Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Co-Chair, USC Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board

Dr. Erroll Southers
Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security; Director, Safe Communities Institute; Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies
Co-Chair, USC Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board