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Jason Schiess

Jason Schiess
2020 NIJ LEADS Civilian
Durham Police Department

Durham, NC

Jason Schiess has worked in the law enforcement profession for 26 years, and currently commands the Analytical Services Division at the Durham (NC) Police Department. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2001, and graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF) in 2016. Law enforcement experience includes tours of duty at the Port Orange (FL) Police Department, Larimer County (CO) Sheriff’s Officer and Grand County (CO) Sheriff’s Office. Areas of concentration include corrections, uniform patrol, high-liability training, SWAT, crime analysis and intelligence.

Analytical projects include “Operation Bulls Eye,” a multi-year, multi-agency enforcement initiative against violent gun crime in a two square mile area of East Durham, and the “Residential Awareness Program,” which was developed to abate near-repeat residential burglaries. Jason has also served as a data partner with North Carolina Central University as part of the Research Network for Misdemeanor Justice though John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Additional research interests include integrating data across the local criminal justice system, creating a visualization tool to identify evidence-based points of intervention that effectively divert persons who offend from continuing criminality.

Date Created: July 28, 2020