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.

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

CONSTITUTION:

Access the PPCAB Constitution.

Meetings:

Access PPCAB meeting agendas and minutes.

Membership:

PPCAB is comprised of 10 members of the USF community (3 faculty, 4 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

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Colette Cann 
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Advancement  
Terming off: August 2021

Dory Escobar

Dory Escobar
Health Professions Department of Nursing and Professions  
Terming off: August 2022

James Taylor

James Taylor
Politics Department
Terming off: August 2023

 

staff/admin

Derick Brown - Senior Director at the Leo McCarthy Center

Derick Brown
Senior Director at the Leo McCarthy Center
Terming off: August 2023

Tyler Epps

Tyler Epps
Recruitment Coordinator
Terming off: August 2022

Malik Stansberry

Malik Stansberry 
BASE Program Manager
Terming off: August 2021
 

Students

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Ethan Lee-Bellows
Terming off: August 2021

Mohammad Qasem - Graduate Student Representative

Mohammad Qasem
Graduate Student Representative
Terming off: August 2021

 

Cody Wagner
Graduate Student Representative
Terming off: August 2021

 

VACANT BSU SEAT
1 Year Commitment

 

GROUP LEADS

Shannon Gary

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

Dan Lawson

Dan Lawson
Director of Public Safety  

Kahanu Salavea

Kahanu Salavea
Program Assistant, Dean of Students

Campus Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events on progressive policing.

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