CJL Symposium

Lieutenant Dennis Schardt (ret.) and Chief Jennifer Tejada
Lieutenant Dennis Schardt (ret.) and Chief Jennifer Tejada
Sergeant Evan Evans, Lieutenant Con Johnson, and Chief Dan Lawson
Sergeant Evan Evans, Lieutenant Con Johnson, and Chief Dan Lawson
Dr. Tony Ribera, Director of USF International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership
Dr. Tony Ribera, Director of USF International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership
Commander Richard Corriea and Chief Greg Suhr
Commander Richard Corriea and Chief Greg Suhr
Chief David Spiller, Chief Steve Cercone (ret.), and Chief Chris Boyd
Chief David Spiller, Chief Steve Cercone (ret.), and Chief Chris Boyd
Judge Scott Gordon, Los Angeles Superior Court
Judge Scott Gordon, Los Angeles Superior Court
Ms. Anne-Marie Devine, Ms. Jonell Strain, and Dr. Tony Ribera
Ms. Anne-Marie Devine, Ms. Jonell Strain, and Dr. Tony Ribera

In order to fulfill the Institute’s broader mission of facilitating training and research for leaders in the various disciplines of the criminal justice system, we co-host an annual symposium with the San Francisco Police Department focusing on ethical leadership strategies.

This January 12 and 13, 2015, we are hosting our twentieth annual Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium at USF’s main campus. The theme of this year’s event is “Leading Change: Law Enforcement Technology.” We will focus on three areas: The Best Apps for Our Officers; The Community Connector; and Data Driven Strategic Management. We are currently in the process of getting some outstanding experts in the field to present at this event. As the former chief of the San Francisco Police Department and the current Institute Director, I want to extend this invitation to you and your management team. The symposium is certified by the University, and by POST for 16 hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT), non-reimbursable.

The symposium will be held in the McLaren Conference Center. Free parking is provided. The registration fee is $395 per registrant. This includes two continental breakfasts, a luncheon, and a dinner banquet at the prestigious Marines Memorial Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The hotel has also set aside rooms for our participants at a reduced rate. Please have your training managers call me at (415) 422-2884, or email ribera@usfca.edu.

We are committed to making your participation beneficial and enjoyable.

Sincerely,
Tony Ribera

Criminal Justice Symposium in the News

Synopsis of KQED radio report: The growing protests on police brutality have incited the demand for body-worn cameras for police officers. At a law enforcement conference in San Francisco, some challenges that were address were officers needing to learn how to use the camera, when to turn it on, and getting used to having it on. Obama proposed to send 50,000 body cameras to law enforcement, but these challenges still remain. *This broadcast does not mention the University of San Francisco

KQED-FM – San Francisco, CA
1/15/15 at 8:23 AM

Synopsis of KCBS radio report: New technologies for police officers go beyond body worn cameras. At the 20th annual Law Enforcement Symposium at USF, San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer talked about a smart phone app officers could use to speak with citizens in real time for tips on cidents happening on the streets. It’s only recently that officers started carrying smart phones, but now phones have the software to gather background information on individuals they encounter, according to keynote speaker Susan Merritt.

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/13/15 at 4:41 AM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/13/15 at 3:23 AM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/13/15 at 2:41 AM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/13/15 at 12:14 AM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/12/15 at 11:42 PM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/12/15 at 7:22 PM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/12/15 at 5:23 PM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/12/15 at 3:21 PM

Anthony Ribera put the changing face of policing into context at USF’s Law Enforcement Symposium, which focused on innovation and new technology. When Ribera retired as SF Police Chief in 1996, he did not know what smart phones were. Keynote speaker SFPD Technology Chief Susan Merritt said that 1600 personnel now carry Samsung Galaxy phones with crime data software that can help identify suspects on the streets.

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/13/15 at 1:21 AM

KCBS-AM – San Francisco, CA
1/12/15 at 1:33 PM

Synopsis of KGO-TV report: The use of body and car cameras was a key topic explored at the Law Enforcement Symposium. Atherton police were early adopters of body cameras, and its use has shown that it could incriminate or vindicate a person. Footage could be uploaded and reviewed in the car, and car cameras are used to actively screen license plates for stolen cars. With this new technology being made for police, the next important tool is their smart phone. Tony Ribera said that he is very impressed with the technology on smart phones, such as being able to listen to the radio and look at the dispatch, and tracing social media posts around the scene of a crime. 

Police Chiefs Gather in San Francisco to Look at New Tech Tools
Abc7news.com
By Jonathan Bloom
1/12/15

KOFY-SF – San Francisco, CA
ABC7 News on KOFY 7PM
1/12/15 at 7:41 PM

KGO-SF (ABC) – San Francisco, CA
ABC7 News
1/12/15 6:40 PM

KAKE (ABC) – Wichita, KS
Good Morning Kansas
1/13/15 at 5:05 AM and 6:05 AM

Synopsis of KPIX-TV report: A panel of civil rights and labor attorneys, including attorney John Burris from the Oscar Grant case, discussed the controversies that come with police body cameras, at this week’s law enforcement conference at USF. Some issues are that officers could choose when to record, and labor attorney Rocky Lucia said that often, police work looks bad on camera, so it’s important to consider the context of the situation. Both police and privacy advocates say that there is a lot to be worked out with body camera policies.

KPIX-SF (CBS) – San Francisco, CA
KPIX 5 News
1/12/15 at 6:35 PM

Morning news brief on KGO-TV: About 200 police and law enforcement officials from across the state attended USF’s 20th annual Law Enforcement Symposium. This year’s conference focuses on how technology can enhance crime prevention.

KGO-SF (ABC) – San Francisco, CA
ABC7 News
1/12/15 at 5:45 AM