FRANCISCO — (Jan. 6, 2012) The University of San Francisco (USF), in
partnership with the San Francisco Police Department, will host the 17th Annual
Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium Jan. 9-10, 2012. Unique Leadership Challenges: Major Events,
Disasters, and Terrorism is the theme of this timely event,
addressing contemporary issues facing all major law enforcement agencies.
the theme changes each year to stay relevant with current challenges, the
emphasis has always been on ethical leadership, and this year is no different,”
said Anthony Ribera, director of the International Institute of Criminal
Justice Leadership at USF. “Recent demonstrations surrounding the Occupy
Movement, upcoming events such as America’s Cup, and the ever-present threat of
a natural disaster or act of terrorism, bring to light how imperative
comprehensive strategic planning, organization, and a commitment to discipline
are throughout law enforcement’s response to such events.”
goal is for attendees to gain a better understanding of the resources available
to them, effective strategies that have worked well in recent past, and a
deeper appreciation of ethical leadership--no matter how severe the crisis.
two-day event will include panel discussions, individual presentations from
nationally recognized experts, and open forums. Keynote speakers include
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr (speaking Monday morning at 9 a.m.), Chief
Bernard Melekian, director of the COPS Office (Community Oriented Policing
Services) and one of the highest-ranking law enforcement officers in the Obama
Administration (Monday at 2:45 p.m.), and Father Edward Malloy, President
Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame (Tuesday at 8:45 a.m.).
chiefs from across the state have been invited to participate. Registered
chiefs include Chris Boyd of Citrus Heights, Jorge Cisneros of Huntington Park,
Susan Manheimer of San Mateo, Manny Martinez of Daly City, Tom McCarthy of
Dublin, Mike Meehan of Berkeley, Sylvia Moir of El Cerrito, Gary Morrison of
Carlsbad, Jim Neujahr of Calexico, Cam Sanchez of Santa Barbara, Phillip
Sanchez of Pasadena, Sandra Spagnoli of San Leandro, Dave Spiller of
Pleasanton, Frank Steenport of Orange Cove, Greg Suhr of San Francisco, Neil
Telford of San Bruno, and Diane Urban of Hayward. Sheriff’s attending include
Ross Mirkarimi of San Francisco and Francisco Rivera of Lake County.
from the symposium go to the Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman Memorial Scholarship,
which is awarded to Law Enforcement Leadership students who exemplify positive
leadership in their profession and within the USF learning community.
explaining the details of the symposium, Ribera commented, “USF is thrilled to
be hosting this symposium. Our unique program, the International Institute of
Criminal Justice Leadership, is dedicated to ethical leadership training for
criminal justice managers, making our campus an appropriate venue for this
prestigious event. We look forward to a productive two days.”
symposium will take place in the McLaren Conference Center on USF’s main
campus, Monday and Tuesday, January 9-10, beginning at 8 a.m.
About the University of
The University of San Francisco is in the heart of one of the most
innovative and diverse cities and features a vibrant community of students and
faculty who achieve excellence in their fields while building a more humane and
just world. University of San Francisco students, faculty, and alumni are
involved in the entrepreneurial city of San Francisco and work in all
industries, from technology to the nonprofit sector. With dedicated professors and exceptional
academic programs to choose from, the university offers undergraduate, graduate,
and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to develop into
ethical leaders who are sought after in their professions. USF’s diverse
student body benefits from direct access to faculty, small class sizes, and a
broad array of programs and co-curricular opportunities. Informed by the
university’s 156-year-old Jesuit Catholic mission, the USF community ignites
students’ passion for social justice and the pursuit of the common good. For
more information about the University of San Francisco, please visit www.usfca.edu.