In September of 1997 the School of Management initiated an
undergraduate program in Law Enforcement Leadership. This Program has attracted
law enforcement professionals from throughout Northern California. Since
its inception, over 170 working professionals have received their Bachelor’s
Degree from USF. Sixty two of these individuals have received the Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman Memorial Scholarship, which assists officers returning to college.
Criminal Justice Leadership Symposium
Criminal Justice Leadership Advisory Board
Recently, the School of Management has begun to restructure their curriculum and create a new Bachelors of Science in Management (BSM) program. With this restructuring, there has emerged a Law Enforcement Leadership (LEL) concentration. The concentration is very similar to our recent program with focuses on administration, policy, and Compstat. The objective of this new program and concentration is to better serve our students in their career aspirations and truly support them in becoming men and women for and with others. We hope to have classes available in late 2014.
To broaden our service to the criminal justice community, the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership was established in April 2001. The Institute formalized and expanded the law enforcement leadership training that the University had been involved in for over 50 years. The Institute, in keeping with the University's Mission, has distinguished itself as a diverse, socially responsible learning community which draws from the cultural, intellectual and professional resources of the San Francisco Bay Area, the State of California and the Pacific Rim. The broader mission of the Institute is to facilitate training and research for leaders in the various disciplines of the criminal justice system, and to focus on ethical leadership. The Institute is well known for our cutting-edge topics in the advancement of ethical leadership. The Institute currently co-sponsors an annual symposium on “Visionary Management in Law Enforcement” with the San Francisco Police Department. USF hosts the event on our San Francisco campus. In 2013, the Institute hosted our most successful symposium. The topic was "Narcotics: Examining Leadership Strategies". The next symposium, scheduled for January 6 and 7, 2014, will be our eighteenth annual event. The theme will be “A Contemporary Look Into Violence Against Women”. In the past we have had many distinguished speakers including Director of the National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske; Father Edward Malloy, President of the University of Notre Dame; Chief Bill Bratton of the LAPD; Chief Bill Lansdowne of the San Diego PD; Chief Greg Suhr of the SFPD; Chief Howard Jordan of the Oakland PD; Sheriff Laurie Smith of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Mike Hennessey of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office; Governor Jerry Brown; POST Executive Director Paul Cappitelli; and the Director of the Federal Office of Community Oriented Police Services, Bernard Melekian. In addition, the Institute is dedicated to partnership with the law enforcement community, and has co-hosted a conference on "Human Trafficking" with United States Attorney and the San Francisco Police Department, as well as a conference on "Juvenile Justice." In June 2006 the Institute hosted a panel of inquiry on “Discipline in the San Francisco Police Department”. The recommendations were well received, and embraced by the Police Commission. We have also collaborated on team building workshops and community outreach programs. We are currently coordinating a conference on “Emerging Issues in Homeland Security and Disaster Response”, scheduled for July 23, 2013.
The Institute has the benefit of an advisory board made up of distinguished leaders from the law enforcement community. The Institute is expanding its programs and participation to other agencies in the criminal justice system to include a more international audience.
International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership
University of San Francisco
School of Management, Room 220
281 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco CA
Anthony D Ribera, Ph.D., Director