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Dennis P. Rosenbaum

Dr. Rosenbaum is Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and President of Rosenbaum & Associates, LLP. At UIC, he served in the positions of Director of the Center for Research in Law and Justice, Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head. He also served as Dean of the School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany. In 2014 Dr. Rosenbaum was elected the first Chair of the Division of Police for the American Society of Criminology, helping to promote police research and knowledge utilization worldwide....

Amy Watson

Dr. Watson is a professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on police encounters with persons with mental illnesses and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model. She has conducted National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded research on the experiences of...

Tom Christoff

Tom Christoff received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016.  During his tenure at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Christoff worked with the National Police Research Platform, assisting in the development of survey tools and research methodology, as well as the collection/analysis of police-community interaction data.  He obtained his M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis. In his time at the University of Memphis, Mr. Christoff worked with Dr. Randy Dupont and Major Sam Cochran in the CIT Center.  Dr. Christoff’s personal...

Amy Ruiz

Amy Ruiz brings the experience of a 15-year career in journalism, policy work, communications and campaign direction to the COCL team, including several years in policy advising, communications, and management roles for Mayor Sam Adams. In her role on the COCL team, Amy serves as a project manager, working with the COAB and subcommittees on the goals outlined in the Settlement Agreement.

Geoffrey P. Alpert

Geoffrey P. Alpertis a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina and holds an appointment at Griffith University. He is also a Chief Research Advisor for the National Institute of Justice.  He has taught at the FBI National Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and The Senior Management Institute for Police and is currently a Federal Monitor for the New Orleans Police Department and on the compliance team for the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau. He testified to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and is a member of the...

Heather Daniel

Heather L. Daniel, Esq., is Coordinator of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). She is a sergeant and former detective, having worked in Patrol, Airport Law Enforcement, Organized Crime, Special Functions, Management and Accountability, and the Bureau of Detectives. Her assignments have included operational, investigative, and administrative positions. In her current position, Ms. Daniel is the Department’s legislative liaison, guiding the development of Department policy as it relates to legislative initiatives at the local, state and...

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