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HSMI Senior Fellow Sean Malinowski: Predictive Policing

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Sean Malinowski, Ph.D. Captain Sean Malinowski, PhD is the Commanding Officer of Foothill Area Community Police Station in the Northeast San Fernando Valley where he is pioneering the latest predictive policing techniques and other data driven strategies to continue to reduce crime. For the past year Foothill has led the City of Los Angeles in crime reduction. Captain Malinowski is the Nation's leading practitioner-scholar in the emerging field of Predictive Policing. Captain Malinowski also serves as the principal investigator (PI) on the National Institute of Justice funded "Los Angeles Predictive Policing Planning Project" and for the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded "Smart Policing Initiative". In conjunction with the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), these programs are developing and testing methodologies for deploying discretionary police resources based on highly sophisticated predictive analytics. Prior to his promotion to Captain, he served as the Assistant Commanding Officer of LAPD's RACR Division. During that time, he was also tasked by Police Chief Charlie Beck to act as the Commanding Officer of COMPSTAT where he conducted a comprehensive needs assessment of the Department's Command Accountability system and authored a final report and recommendations designed to take COMPSTAT to the next level. As a Senior Fellow with Homeland Security Management Institute since 2004, Dr. Malinowski's teaching has focused on issues of terrorism and counterterrorism, law enforcement management, intelligence, and Intelligence-Led Policing. Captain Malinowski joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1994 and has worked patrol assignments in South Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley and in the west side beach community of Venice. As a sergeant, he worked Patrol, Internal Affairs and Training Division and served as the Executive Officer for former LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton. As a Captain, Malinowski has served as Commanding Officer of Topanga Patrol Division, Foothill Patrol Division and Real-time Analysis and Critical Response Division, including the LAPD's Compstat and Crime Analysis Operations. Captain Malinowski graduated from Boston University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and worked as a marketing Account Executive for BBDO Worldwide and for Lever Brothers Foods in New York and in Chicago, where he expanded product lines for Chrysler, Kmart, Jim Beam and Country Crock brands. Captain Malinowski left the private sector in 1991 to pursue a master's degree in Criminal Justice and to fill a university appointment as the Director of Development for the Office of International Criminal Justice (OICJ) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at OICJ, Malinowski developed and implemented training and technical assistance programs for the United States Department of State and other federal and state agencies. Captain Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in 2003. During his graduate studies, he was named a Fulbright Scholar and studied counter-terrorism at the Egyptian National Police Academy in Cairo. He is the former Director of the Mayor's Commission on Police Integrity for Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the Founder of the U.S. State Department Cop to Cop Police Exchange program. Captain Malinowski is married with three children and his wife is also a Los Angeles Police Officer.