Changes recommended for Department of Public Safety

The University’s Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board (CAB) recently published a report that recommends an array of changes for the Department of Public Safety that are geared toward making safety more equitable for the entire USC community and visitors. 

The recommendations include changing protocols about how nonviolent incidents are handled and establishing an independent review board for the department, among others. DPS leadership has indicated they are working on an implementation process for the recommendations and supported the process. 

USC President Carol L. Folt created CAB after the George Floyd murder sparked national conversations about community policing and necessary reforms. The committee’s findings are the result of a 10-month process that engaged more than 700 students, faculty, staff, neighbors and current and former law enforcement officers. USC News Service wrote an article about the report release that contains additional information.