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Loren T. Atherley

Loren Atherley
Director of Performance Analytics & Research; 2020 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Seattle Police Department

Seattle, WA

Loren T. Atherley serves as Director of Performance Analytics & Research (PA&R) and the Senior Research Scientist for the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The PA&R Section is a continuation of the department’s internal performance, evaluation and advanced research methods capabilities, developed to demonstrate compliance with a federal Consent Decree. Loren leads a regional research consortium, a national data working group on Analytics & Evidence Based Policing (affiliated with the Major Cities Chiefs Association) and an international research network. In addition, Loren consults across the criminal justice and data sciences, including: statistics and research methods, threat assessment / threat management and violent / aggressive / psychopathic behavior, providing strategic advice to the Chief of Police and the City of Seattle, as well as other local, state and federal agencies. Loren is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Seattle University.

Loren holds a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Seattle University, where he completed a thesis on behavioral profiling and serial sexual homicide, which focused on Gary L. Ridgway, known commonly as the Green River Killer.

Date Created: July 28, 2020