Progressive Policing

Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board


The purpose of the USF Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board (PPCAB) is to provide a forum for community collaboration and feedback with the Department of Public Safety regarding fair, equitable, and effective police practices. The Advisory Board will work collaboratively with public safety to identify problems, develop and recommend solutions to USF Leadership and serve as a resource regarding community safety issues. PPCAB will be a key communications liaison by expressing community concerns to public safety and sharing relevant information with community members from USF Public Safety.


See the PPCAB Meetings page for meeting agendas and minutes. 


  • Create a workable model in problem-solving around community crime, quality-of-life, social justice, and restorative justice related issues
  • Further strengthen community policing and insuring community safety needs are met
  • Serve as a positive advisory group and liaison to the community
  • Membership:

    PPCAB is comprised of 10 members of the USF community (4 faculty, 3 students, 3 staff) who have commited to regularly attend meetings, listen respectfully to the viewpoints of fellow members and Public Safety team members, and who are willing to establish a dialogue with the group, organization or constituency they represent. The Director of Public Safety and the Dean of Students will be ex-officio members.

    The following are current members of the PPCAB:


    Carlos Calles
    Carlos J. Calles - ASUSF

    Kiana Martinez
    Kiana Martinez - ASUSF

    Nicole Marsden
    Nicole Marsden - Graduate Student, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology


    Sonja Poole
    Sonja Martin Poole - School of Management, Marketing

    James Taylor
    James L. Taylor - College of Arts and Sciences, Critical Diversity Studies

    Danny Gascon
    Luis Danny Gascon - College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology

    Kathleen Coll
    Kathleen Coll - College of Arts and Sciences, Politics


    Lionell Daggs
    Lionell Daggs III - Cultural Centers

    Melissa Diaz
    Melissa Diaz - Risk Management

    Julie Dowd
    Julie dowd - University Ministries

    Ex Officio

    Shannon Gary
    Shannon Gary - Dean of Students

    Dan Lawson
    Daniel Lawson - Public Safety

    Campus Events

    Current Events:

    Stay tuned for upcoming events on progressive policing.

    Past Events:

    Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium 2018
    January 4-5, 2018
    View the Event Recap page to see news coverage, photos, and videos of the symposium.

    Together We Stand: a Campus Town Hall on Trust Safety, Inclusion, & Acceptance

    October 20, 2016
    DPS Town Hall Event Description

    Department of Public Safety

    DPS Administrative Office
    Telephone: (415) 422-4222
    Fax: (415) 666-3323
    Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-5:00PM; Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM

    Patrol & Dispatch Services
    Telephone: (415) 422-4201
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone