Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe Joins the IACP as Scientific Advisor
The IACP is excited to announce that renowned criminal justice researcher Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe has joined the association as its scientific advisor. In this role, Dr. Ratcliffe will shape the association’s research program, expanding its role in original research, facilitating collaboration between researchers and police practitioners, and modeling the importance of evidence-informed policing to shaping the future of the policing profession.
“We are excited to have Dr. Ratcliffe on the team,” stated IACP Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Talucci. “The expertise and experience he brings will enhance the work of the IACP and allow us to better serve the field.”
Dr. Ratcliffe is a professor of criminal justice at Temple University, where he specializes in research on evidence-based policing and crime reduction. He has held leadership roles in seminal police research studies such as the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment, the Philadelphia Predictive Policing Experiment, and the Kensington Transit Corridor Overdose Response Study. He has also conducted work on harm-focused research and indices to measure harm in communities, and issues in measuring incidents of crime. Prior to earning his PhD from the University of Nottingham, he was an officer in London’s Metropolitan Police (UK), where he worked in patrol, intelligence, and diplomatic protection.
Author of more than 100 research articles and nine books, Dr. Ratcliffe has served as an advisor to the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, a research adviser to the Criminal Investigative Division of the FBI, and an instructor for the ATF intelligence academy.
He has received numerous awards including the IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award, the Professional Service Award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), the Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU) Distinguished Service Award, the Ronald V. Clarke Environmental Crime and Crime Analysis (ECCA), and the Joan McCord award from the Academy of Experimental Criminology.