Law Enforcement Forecasting Group (LEFG)


In an effort to identify emerging issues that may result in overarching policy implications for the criminal justice field, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP),Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), created the Law Enforcement Forecasting Group (LEFG), which consists of selected law enforcement and criminal justice executives.  The LEFG membership consists of 19 selected law enforcement and criminal justice experts from across the nation.  Through the combined expertise of these frontline law enforcement leaders and academic research professionals, the LEFG plans to compile and analyze emerging issues and trends to develop law enforcement policy recommendations and disseminate the findings and recommendations via briefings, publications, and presentations.

The LEFG membership includes:

  • The Honorable Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, (Illinois)
  • Mr. Frederick Bealefeld, Stevenson University, (Maryland)
  • Mr. John Bilich, New York City Police Department, (New York)
  • Sheriff John Cary Bittick, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, (Georgia)
  • Assistant Professor Brenda Bond, Suffolk University, (Massachusetts)
  • Chief Jim Bueermann, Police Foundation, (District of Columbia)
  • Chief Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Police Department, (Utah)
  • Chief Jane Castor, Tampa Police Department, (Florida)
  • Mr. Edward Davis, Boston Police Department, (Massachusetts)
  • Director Ron Davis, U.S. Department of Justice, (District of Columbia)
  • Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Raleigh Police Department, (North Carolina)
  • Dr. Carl Jensen, University of Mississippi, (Mississippi)
  • Ms. Nola Joyce, Philadelphia Police Department, (Pennsylvania)
  • Colonel Steven McCraw, Texas Department of Public Safety, (Texas)
  • Chief Jim McDonnell, Long Beach Police Department, (California)
  • Chief Walter McNeil, Quincy Police Department, (Florida)
  • Chief James Tolbert, Flint Police Department, (Michigan)
  • Dr. Craig Uchida, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc., (Maryland)
  • Mr. Michael Wagers, International Association of Chiefs of Police, (Virginia)

IIR supports the LEFG by providing:

  • Meeting logistics and support through regular contact with BJA and LEFG members regarding the inaugural meeting, including notification to membership of meeting logistics and agenda items to be discussed, facilitation of the meetings, and documentation of meeting proceedings.
  • On-site management and coordination for all facets of LEFG meetings, including serving as an independent recorder to document discussions and analyze the discussions for discernible trends.
  • Coordination of reimbursement of travel expenses for eligible LEFG members.
  • Collaboration with OJP/BJA and LEFG focus group members to prepare and publish briefings and reports highlighting trends, policy options, and recommendations.

For more information, please visit the Law Enforcement Forecasting Group Web site.


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LEFG Staff
Post Office Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 385-0600, ext. 362
Fax: (850) 385-3121

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