DPS Chief Search

The university is engaged in a transparent, comprehensive and inclusive procedure to appoint its next head of Department of Public Safety. After consideration of all of the many streams of input, we have decided to extend the search and re-engage the university community in advance of the fall. We will continue to search for someone with the leadership, experience and expertise to address the complex challenges facing our university and the broader community. 

Thanks to the input we received from so many of you who attended the DPS Chief Search Community Input Sessions, the identified Chief position “competencies” will be utilized during the continuing process, thereby decreasing the search timeline. Until the search has concluded, David Carlisle will continue to serve as interim Chief. 

 As agreed at the onset of this process, “We want to do this right, not fast.” We will identify the best person in the country to fill this position, as we embark on our “ONE USC Safety Vision.”

 Stay tuned for further updates soon.