James Dudley

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Tuesday: 10:00-11:00, 13:30-14:30
Thursday: 10:00-23:00, 13:30-14:30


Jim Dudley has extensive experience as a practitioner in law enforcement and criminal justice in San Francisco.  A 32 year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department, he has served in the ranks as a patrol officer, Sergeant, Inspector, Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Deputy Chief.  Jim has served on various policy committees for SF where two examples of criminal justice systems continue in the forms of the Community Assessment and Referral Center (CARC) for juvenile justice, and in the Community Justice Center (CJC) in regards to collaborative courts. Jim has served as a subject matter expert and helped create criminal justice policy in San Francisco.

Teaching Interests

Police and Public Policy, Police Ethics, Police Leadership, Community Policing, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Organizational Assessments

Research Interests

Research topics of interest include Firearms violence studies, Mental Illness & police, Use of Force, Ethics and Policy in law enforcement.


Allowing the Mentally Ill Guns Is Insane