International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership

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, more than 170 law enforcement professionals have received their Bachelor’s Degree from USF. In addition, 35 have gone on to receive their Master Degree in Public Administration. More than 120 have received the Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman Memorial Scholarship, which assists officers returning to college.

Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman Memorial Scholarship

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 of San Francisco mission of social justice, 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 and the State of California. 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 ethical leadership and visionary management in law enforcement with the San Francisco Police Department. USF hosts the event on its San Francisco main campus. This year, the Symposium topic is:

Leading the Organization and Engaging the Community

2019 Symposium Information

  • The 2018 symposium theme was Police Culture. It examined challenges that officers frequently encounter, the effect of these issues on behavior and performance, and the impact on the overall organization.
  • Accountability and the Use of Force was the theme for 2017. This was our twenty-second event. 
  • The 2016 Symposium Black and White: A Matter of Trust was attended by more than 300 people.
  • In addition, the CJL Institute is dedicated to partnering with the law enforcement community, and has co-hosted a conference on "Human Trafficking" with United States Attorney and the San Francisco Police Department,
  • The CJL Institute also co-hosts conferences on juvenile justice, the Innocence Project, narcotics strategies, and emerging issues in homeland security.
  • 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.

The CJL Institute has the benefit of an advisory board made up of distinguished leaders from law enforcement and the community. The Institute is expanding its programs and participation to other agencies in the criminal justice system.

International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership
University of San Francisco, School of Management
2130 Fulton Street
Malloy Hall – Room 218
San Francisco, CA 94117

Richard L. Corriea, Director

Anthony D. Ribera, PhD, Director Emeritus
(415) 422-2884

Contact Info

International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Malloy Hall, Suite 218
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2884