Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0761

Manuel F Zamora

Manuel F Zamora

Manuel F Zamora
Angelo State University, Center for Security Studies, USA


Manuel F. Zamora dedicated 31 years to the Houston Police Department and recently retired to accept an assistant professorship at the Angelo State University Center for Security Studies. He teaches courses in border and homeland security and criminal justice. A sample of  courses he developed and teaches include international human and drug trafficking, terrorism and counterterrorism, criminology, homeland security, disaster planning, and emergency management.

Professor Zamora’s educational achievements include:

•    Ph.D. Social Work, University of Houston, University Park
•    University of Virginia, Law Enforcement Management Certificate
•    FBI National Academy honors graduate
•    SW Law Enforcement Management Institute
•    M.A. Sociology, University of Houston, Clear Lake
•    B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Houston, Downtown

As a Houston Police Commander, Dr. Zamora served in many criminal investigation assignments as well as strategic planning, logistics and support for large-scale events such as:

•    Superbowl XXXVIII;
•    The Republican National Convention;
•    Houston Rockets Basketball Championship Playoffs;
•    Astros Baseball World Series Playoff Games;
•    The World G-7 Economic Summit;
•    The Shell and Chevron Houston Marathons; and
•    Numerous parades and demonstrations.

Zamora participated in planning and responding to Hurricanes Katrina, Allison, Rita, Edouard, and Ike. He authored and helped design the Houston Police Real Time Crime Center, a $2 million project that ranks among the most advanced crime centers in the United States.

Dr. Zamora was the chair for the ASU 2012 International Conference on Transborder Narco Terrorism. The conference attracted over 250 law enforcement, military, security, and like-minded researchers, graduate students, and faculty from the U.S. and Latin America to receive training, share information, network, and enhance border and homeland security.

Research Interest

Assessment Center Guide for Police Supervisors and Managers (book)
Wicked Solutions (peer-reviewed journal article)
Protecting the Global Village (peer-reviewed journal article)
Reader on Terrorism (book)
Intelligence Reform
Intelligence Problems