Paul Figueroa, EMPA

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Paul Figueroa

Paul Figueroa began his career in law enforcement as an Oakland Police Cadet in 1991. He worked his way up the ranks at the Oakland Police Department and now serves as the Assistant Chief of Police. Paul has extensive experience in field command, criminal investigations, and community policing programs. He has served as the commander in the Patrol Division, Training Section, Internal Affairs Division, Inspector General's Office, and as Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police.

Paul is a nationally recognized expert on procedural justice and police legitimacy. He regularly lectures on the topics of trust, community policing, effective training techniques, and police accountability.


COURSES TAUGHT

EMPA 306
Public Service and the Law
EMPA 313
Law Enforcement Ethics, Training and Accountability

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Negotiations
  • Team Building

EDUCATION

  • EdD (Organizational Leadership), University of La Verne
  • EMPA, Golden Gate University
  • BA (Political Science and Government), Cal State Hayward

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2013 - Present: Assistant Chief of Police, Oakland Police Department

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Police Officer of the Year by the Exchange Club, 1997
  • Oakland Police Department’s Medal of Merit, 2010