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 23 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:

  • Mr. Frederick Bealefeld, Under Armour, (Maryland)
  • Mr. John Bilich, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (New York)
  • Sheriff John Cary Bittick, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, (Georgia)
  • Mr. Tom Casady, City of Lincoln, (Nebraska)
  • Chief Michael Ciminelli, Rochester Police Department, (New York)
  • Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Raleigh Police Department, (North Carolina)
  • Dr. Scott Decker, Arizona State University, (Arizona)
  • Mr. George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, (California)
  • Chief Janeé Harteau, Minneapolis Police Department, (Minnesota)
  • Dr. Kris Henning, Portland State University, (Oregon)
  • Chief Kimberley Jacobs, Columbus Division of Police, (Ohio)
  • Chief Joanne Jaffe, New York Police Department, (New York)
  • Ms. Jennifer Joyce, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, (Missouri)
  • Ms. Nola Joyce, Philadelphia Police Department, (Pennsylvania)
  • Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue, Michigan State Police, (Michigan)
  • Dr. James Lynch, University of Maryland, (Maryland)
  • Chief Chris Magnus, Richmond Police Department, (California)
  • Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Seattle Police Department, (Washington)
  • Ms. Sue Rahr, Criminal Justice Training Commission, (Washington)
  • Mr. Vincent Talucci, International Association of Chiefs of Police, (Virginia)
  • Chief James Tolbert, Flint Police Department, (Michigan)
  • Chief Roberto Villaseñor, Tucson Police Department, (Arizona)
  • Dr. Michael Wagers, Seattle Police Department, (Washington)

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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