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Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board

Purpose:

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.

CONSTITUTION:

See the PPCAB Constitution page for the USF Progressive Policing Community Advisory Board Constitution.

Meetings:

See the PPCAB Meetings page for meeting agendas and minutes. 

Outcomes:

  • 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 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:

FACULTY

Dory Escobar
Dory Escobar, Assistant Professor
Health Professions Department of Nursing and Professions  
3 Year Commitment

Colette Cann
Colette Cann 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Advancement  
2 Year Commitment

James Taylor
James Taylor
Politics Department
1 Year Commitment

staff/admin

Tyler Epps
Tyler Epps
Recruitment Coordinator
3 Year Commitment 

Malik Stansberry
Malik Stansberry 
Development Associate 
2 Year Commitment

Julie Dowd
Julie Dowd, Director
University Ministry  
1 Year Commitment

Students

Marisol Castro
Marisol Castro
1 Year Commitment

Karol Ruiz
Karol Ruiz
1 Year Commitment

Khushal Chekuri
Khushal Chekuri
1 Year Commitment

GROUP LEADS

Dan Lawson
Dan Lawson
Director of Public Safety

Shannon Gary
Shannon Gary
Associate Vice Provost of Student Life and Dean of Students    

Kahanu Salavea
Kahanu Salavea
Program Assistant, Dean of Students