Dylan Fitzpatrick is a Research Director for the University of Chicago Crime Lab. His research focuses on the design and evaluation of data-oriented systems for decision support in public agencies. Many of Dylan’s projects employ methods from machine learning and statistics to identify meaningful and actionable patterns in criminal justice data. Dylan also specializes in evaluating new programs intended to improve police effectiveness and reduce the impacts of violent crime in our communities.
Dylan holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Public Policy and an M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.
Community Safety Leadership Academies
The Community Safety Leadership Academies, composed of the Policing Leadership Academy and Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy, aim to rigorously train the next generation of policing and community violence intervention leaders.
Officer Support System (OSS)
The Crime Lab partnered with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to develop the Officer Support System (OSS), a next-generation, data-driven early intervention system to promote officers’ long-term mental health and wellness.
Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) Partnership
The Crime Lab partners with the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) to convene an independent Task Force on Policing to identify the policies and practices most likely to reduce violent encounters between officers and the public and improve the fairness and effectiveness of American law enforcement.