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.
Recently, the School of Management created a new Bachelors of Science in Management (BSM) program, which now includes a Law Enforcement Leadership (LEL) concentration. The concentration focuses on administration, policy, and Compstat. The program’s objectives are to better serve our students in their career aspirations and truly support them in becoming men and women for and with others. Classes will be available in Fall 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 managers in the various disciplines of the criminal justice system, and to focus on 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. Our 2015 symposium, scheduled for January 12-13, 2015, will be our twentieth annual event. 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 POST accredited three-day team building workshops for various law enforcement agencies. This July, we hosted a conference on “Emerging Issues in Homeland Security and Disaster Response”. We had an opportunity to meet our new President, Father Fitzgerald, who gave the welcoming remarks.
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
2130 Fulton Street
Malloy Hall – Room 218
San Francisco, CA 94117
Anthony D Ribera, Ph.D., Director