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Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board


Formed in 2017, 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


PPCAB is comprised of 10 members of the USF community (4 faculty, 3 students, 3 staff) who have committed 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:


  • Dory Escobar - 3 Year Commitment
  • Collette Cann - 2 Year Commitment
  • James Taylor - 1 Year Commitment


  • Tyler Epps - 3 Year Commitment
  • Malik Stansberry - 2 Year Commitment
  • Julie Dowd - 1 Year Commitment


  • Paola Sayas - 1 Year Commitment
  • Karol Ruiz - 1 Year Commitment
  • Kuhal Chekuri - 1 Year Commitment

Group Leads

  • Dan Lawson
  • Shannon Gary
  • Kahanu Salavea 


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

In the Media

Partners in Safety

Community Caretakers: A Case Study in Changing the Culture of a Campus Police Department

International Association of Chiefs of Police President Terrence Cunningham apologizes for historical racial abuse