Carlos Sanchez, EMPA

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

Lt. Carlos Sanchez has an extensive background in the criminal justice area having worked in areas of cyber security, high tech, economic crimes, public integrity, fraud, and general criminal domains, such as homicide, family violence, and sexual assaults. He held the position of Assistant Chief for eight years and currently is the Lieutenant of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office where he has been involved in a variety of high profile criminal cases that involved an extensive interest by the media nationally and worldwide.  In addition to his 29 plus years in law enforcement, he has worked in the private sector, most notably as Global Manager for Visa Cyber Security & Fraud division, ran a successful San Francisco landmark restaurant and conducted a weekly series on fraud for five years on Univision Spanish Television with an Emmy nomination.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a B.A. in Legal Studies & Spanish and also obtained an Executive Masters of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University. He also holds an Executive Law Enforcement Advance Certification from the FBI National Academy and the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the WestPoint Leadership Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police. He continually applies himself to learn in each assignment and familiarized with the evolving laws. He teaches to Law Enforcement and Prosecutors throughout the State and country, as well he has taught internationally to a varied audience that included foreign Judges and State officials. He involves his experiences, skills and knowledge which he has so much passion for the training he conducts. He hopes he can pass on some of his passion on to you.


EMPA 311
Current Issues in Law Enforcement


  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Prevention


  • EMPA, Golden Gate University
  • BS (Legal Studies, Spanish), University of California Berkeley
  • Executive Law Enforcement Advance Certification, FBI National Academy


  • 2015 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 1985 - Present: Lieutenant of Investigations, San Francisco District Attorney's Office