Subject Experts

Subject Expert NameSubject Expert AffiliationSubject Expertise
Dennis MaresProfessor of Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University EdwardsvillePolice Technology, Gun Violence and Spatial/Temporal Correlates of Crime
Mac VenzonReno Police Department (Retired)Leadership & Management, Drug Enforcement/Education
Bill TaylorPolice, Opioid Epidemic and law enforcement, Police Leadership,Violence Reduction & Gun Violence, Community outreach and collaboration, Developing partnerships, Problem-oriented policing, Police operations, 21st Century Policing
Joe BallesJB Public Safety Consulting, LLCCross-Discipline Initiatives & Opioid Epidemic
Emily BlackburnSt. Louis Metropolitan Police DepartmentTechnology & Crime Analysis
Brenda BondSuffolk UniversityPolice and organizational performance, application of organizational theory to police policy and practice, organizational change, systematic approaches to organizational and community challenges
Scott DeckerCNAResearch and evaluation, offender targeting/strategies, gangs
Terry GainerIndependent ConsultantLeadership, Violence Reduction, DEI development, Strategic Planning, & Operations Assessment
Shila HawkEvaluations, data management and utilization, interdisciplinary and interagency collaborations, organizational structure and culture, gun violence, gangs, repeat offender identification, crime analyses, police legitimacy, outreach, data-driven strategies
Natalie HippleIndiana UniversityViolence reduction, incident reviews, researcher-police partnerships, research and evaluation, intelligence-led policing