Mar 2024

Policing Leadership Academy Advisory and Research Committees

The Policing Leadership Academy Advisory Committee includes former generals, police chiefs, government officials, attorneys, and physicians. This committee serves as an advisory body to the Crime Lab and Policing Leadership Academy staff, provide mentorship to participants, and serve as ambassadors for the Academy to police agencies, policymakers, and opinion leaders.

The Policing Leadership Academy Research Advisory Committee is made up of academics with subject matter expertise. The committee serves as an advisory body for the quantitative and qualitative research components of the Policing Leadership Academy.

Advisory Committee

Armando Aguilar

Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar oversees the Miami Police Department’s Administration Division. He has been with the Department for more than 20 years.

Brenda Goss Andrews

Brenda Goss Andrews serves as the President of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). She is a former Deputy Chief of the Detroit Police Department with over 30 years of experience.

Chief Shon Barnes

Chief Shon Barnes leads the Madison, WI Police Department, a position he assumed in 2021. He previously served as the Director of Training and Professional Development for the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability. Chief Barnes earned his PhD from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Chief Charlie Beck

Chief Charlie Beck led the Los Angeles Police Department from 2009 to 2018, and was the Interim Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department from 2019 to 2020.

Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen is a journalist, author, and producer. He is the Director of International Security and Future of War programs at New America.

Dan Berkowitz

Dan Berkowitz is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Neubauer Family Foundation where he designs investments in education, community safety, and economic opportunities. Previously, he led non-profit initiatives focused on creative youth development.

Commissioner Bill Bratton

Commissioner Bill Bratton currently serves as co-chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and as an Executive Chairman, Risk Advisory at Teneo. He led the Los Angeles Police Department from 2002 to 2009 and the New York Police Department from 1994 to 1996 and 2014 to 2016.

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Karen Freeman-Wilson is the current President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. Prior to that, she served as the Mayor of Gary, Indiana and the Attorney General for Indiana.

Teny Gross

Teny Gross is the Executive Director of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago and was previously the CEO of the Nonviolence Institute in Rhode Island.

Alexa James

Alexa James is the CEO of NAMI Chicago, a position she has held for nearly a decade. Alexa previously represented NAMI Chicago on the Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability and as the Senior Adviser on Wellness to the Chicago Police Department.

Andy Marsh

Andy Marsh was appointed the CEO of the U.K. College of Policing in 2021. He previously served as the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset and Chief Constable of Hampshire.

Michael Masters

Michael Masters is the National Director & CEO of the Secure Community Network. He is the former Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, IL. Mr. Masters is currently serving on the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security and Advisory Committee.

General Stanley McChrystal

General Stanley McChrystal is the founder of the McChrystal Group and the former commander of US Army and International Security Assistance Force and Joint Special Operations Command.

Maureen “Mo” McGough

Maureen “Mo” McGough is the Chief of Staff for the Policing Project at NYU and the founder of 30×30 initiative. She was formerly with the National Policing Institute, and prior to that she served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the National Institute for Justice.

Karhlton Moore

Karhlton Moore is the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance in the Department of Justice. He previously served as the Executive Director of Ohio’s Office of Criminal Justice Services.

Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor Michael Nutter served two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia. Nutter served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, president of the PA Municipal League, and was named Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. Nutter served in the Department of Homeland Security, is a Professor of Practice at Columbia University, a CNN commentator, Senior Fellow at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and national spokesperson for the What Works Cities program.

Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn is the Deputy Director of Philanthropy for Citadel, and previously served as Associate Director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab.

Commissioner Chuck Ramsey

Commissioner Chuck Ramsey led the Philadelphia Police Department from 2008 to 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Metropolitan Police Department of DC.

Connie Rice

Connie Rice is a prominent Civil Rights attorney, and the co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project.

Jeffrey Sallet

Jeffrey Sallet is the former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI. He has more than 25 years of experience in investigations, government regulations, and leadership. Currently, he serves as a Forensic & Integrity Services partner at Ernst & Young.

Chief Bill Scott

Chief Bill Scott leads the San Francisco Police Department, a role he assumed in 2017. He previously held the position of Deputy Chief in the Los Angeles Police Department, where he served for 27 years.

Maggie Shapack

Maggie Shapack is the Director of Community Engagement for Shapack Partners. Shapack Partners is a multi asset class Real Estate Development firm based in Chicago.

Cornelia Sigworth

Cornelia Sigworth is the Senior Director for Strategic Engagement at Axon. She has over 25 years of service within the United States Department of Justice, where she served as the Associate Deputy Director for Law Enforcement and Crime Reduction with the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and as Senior Advisor/Chief of Staff to the BJA Director.

Superintendent Larry Snelling

Superintendent Larry Snelling was appointed to lead the Chicago Police Department in 2023 and was previously the Chief of the Bureau of Counterterrorism at CPD.

Chief Sheryl Victorian

Chief Sheryl Victorian assumed leadership of the Waco Police Department in 2021 and previously held the position of Assistant Chief in the Houston Police Department. Chief Victorian earned a PhD from Texas Southern University.

Dr. Brian Williams

Dr. Brian Williams is formerly a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr. Williams specializes in trauma surgery and is an advocate for addressing the root causes of gun violence.

Research Advisory Committee

Rodrigo Canales

Rodrigo Canales is the Co-Faculty Director of the Social Impact Program and the Kelli Questrom Associate Professor of Management & Operations at Boston University.

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee is the President and COO of the Center for Policing Equity.

Emily Owens

Emily Owens is the Chair and Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society and Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine.

Lawrence Sherman

Lawrence Sherman is the Chief Scientific Officer, Metropolitan Police, London & Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge.

Wes Skogan

Wes Skogan is a Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University.

David Weisburd

David Weisburd is a Distinguished Professor at George Mason University and Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. He is also the Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem. Weisburd serves as Chief Science Adviser at the National Policing Institute,.

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Webinar- Situational Decision-Making: A New Training to Improve Policing

Oct 2023

The Crime Lab hosted a webinar on the findings of our recently released study, A Cognitive View of Policing, which evaluated a pilot of the Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D) police training program.

NCGVR Webinar: Interventions to Improve Police Effectiveness

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In a recent webinar hosted by the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, Oeindrila Dube presented her findings on the evaluation of Situational Decision-Making, while Philip Cook discussed the evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s Area Technology Centers.

BFI Research Brief: A Cognitive View of Policing
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BFI Research Brief: A Cognitive View of Policing

Sep 2023

Read the research brief published by the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) for Economics at the University of Chicago.

NBER Working Paper: A Cognitive View of Policing
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NBER Working Paper: A Cognitive View of Policing

Sep 2023

Read the working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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