Inducted June 2012
Nominated by Christopher Koper, George Mason University
Ms. Jamie L. Roush is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CRH Analysis Consulting, Inc., an organization devoted to assessing, implementing, and training technology, data, analysis, and the use of analysis in organizational health and operational decision-making for public safety organizations. Through CRH’s efforts, nationally and internationally, public safety agencies gain technology strategic direction, focus on making data an organizational asset through effective data governance, and transformative, modern analytical processes and techniques which support and guide all aspects of the organization.
Ms. Roush has over 20 years of collective law enforcement experience. She began her law enforcement career as a technology consultant for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) where she was instrumental in guiding a multi-million-dollar technology project to outfit the agency’s Division of Law Enforcement personnel with mobile devices for the first time in the agency’s history. In 2004, Ms. Roush began a career with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office commencing as the Crime Analysis Unit Administrator where she commanded a unit of 20 public safety/crime analysts and supervisors. In her tenure, Ms. Roush was responsible for transforming the JSO’s use of analysis by specific units, as needed, to full use by the agency in support of its policing strategy to address crime and holistically for organizational effectiveness. It was during this transformation; Ms. Roush was instrumental in implementing the use of research and data to improve police operations.
Ms. Roush frequently consults for organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). She is a frequent speaker at law enforcement conferences and an author in law enforcement publications on data development, crime analysis, data driven policing strategies and evidence-based policing. Ms. Roush is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) and a member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP). Ms. Roush holds a Master of Science in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from The Florida State University.
Evidence-Based Research and Practice:
Roush was selected for the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame for her commitment, along with Director Micheal Edwards, to using research and data analysis to improve police operations in Jacksonville. Both have contributed greatly to making crime analysis a key element in JSO’s decisions about resource allocation and strategy utilization, and they spearheaded JSO’s participation in a large-scale randomized experiment that has altered the agency’s approach to violence reduction and hot spots policing.
In 2007, they entered into a partnership with researchers to enhance JSO’s approaches to reducing street violence. As part of this effort, they committed to undertaking an ambitious and ground-breaking randomized experiment to test the comparative effectiveness of directed patrol and problem-oriented policing approaches at hot spots of violent crime. Taking part in the experiment required a substantial investment of resources for JSO, as the agency dedicated a large group of officers to problem-solving or directed patrol at 43 hot spots. Ms. Roush and Director Edwards were the key actors in approving and implementing the experimental initiatives.
Following the experiment, which showed that problem-solving produced larger and more lasting crime reductions at hot spots than did directed patrol, Ms. Roush and Director Edwards led the effort to institutionalize the results of this research into JSO’s practices. Specifically, they spearheaded the development, training, and implementation of the Operation Safe Streets unit, which consists of 20 officers dedicated to full-time problem solving at hot spots of violent crime. In doing this, Ms. Roush and Director Edwards have had to confront several challenges with regard to resource allocation, marketing, training, and the ongoing refinement of problem-solving, a strategy with which JSO had only limited prior experience.
But even more importantly, they continue to work towards the long-term goal of institutionalizing the use of research, analysis and evaluation throughout JSO. As partners with the Evidence-Based Policing program of the CEBCP, they and JSO continue to partner on a variety of evaluation and organizational projects, including the Matrix Demonstration Project. Their long term efforts and commitment to evidence-based policing provide important lessons in not only translating a research experiment into regular deployment, but sustaining and institutionalizing these efforts over time.
Publications and Projects Reflecting Inductee's Efforts:
- Roush, Jamie L. (2021). Webinar: You don’t just need MORE data. You need the RIGHT data. The Justice Clearinghouse, The American Society of Evidence-Based Policing. (ASEBP). Online. February.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2020 December 1). Perspectives: How can agencies integrate technology and data across their operations? Police Chief Magazine. Volume 87, Number 12: 13.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2020). Developing Regional Crime Analysis: Operational Considerations. Northern Ohio Violent Crime Consortium Project Safe Neighborhoods 2019-2020 Kick Off Meeting. Lorain (OH). February.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2020). Analytics and Intelligence. Major Cities Chiefs Association Winter Meeting. Houston (TX). January.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2018). Webinar: How to Integrate Data from New and Emerging Law Enforcement Technology. The National Policing Institute formerly The National Police Foundation. Online. December.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2018). Webinar: Expand and Integrate Law Enforcement Relevant Data 101: A How to Guide for Investigators and Analysts. The National Policing Institute formerly The National Police Foundation. Online. October.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2018). Enhancing Crime Analysis Capacity. The United States Department of Justice National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) Symposium. Birmingham (AL). September.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2018). The Right Tools, Analysis, and Best Practices. The United States Department of Justice National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) Symposium. Charlotte (NC). April.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2014 September – 2015 September). Various Law Enforcement Articles. LexisNexis Risk Solutions Public Safety Briefing Room.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2014). Organizational Considerations for Crime Analysis in Effective Evidence-Based Policing Strategies. The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University Annual Symposium. Arlington (VA). June.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2014). Crime Analysis for First Line Supervisors. The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University. Arlington (VA). January.
- Roush, Jamie L., Christopher S. Koper, Bruce G. Taylor. (2013 October 1). What Works Best at Violent Crime Hot Spots? A Test of Directed Patrol and Problem-Solving Approaches in Jacksonville, Florida. Police Chief Magazine. Volume 80, Number 10: 12-13.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2013 July 1). Online Course: Crime and Intelligence Analysis for Commanders. Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2013 July 1). Online Course: Crime and Intelligence Analysis for Operations. Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2012). From Research to Practice: Institutionalizing Hot Spots Policing in Jacksonville, Florida. The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University Annual Symposium. Arlington (VA). August.
- Koper, Christopher S., and Roush, Jamie L. (2012). From Research to Practice: How the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Institutionalized Results from a Problem-Oriented, Hot Spots Policing Experiment. American Society of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting. New York (NY). March.
- Koper, Christopher S., and Roush, Jamie L. (2012 February 1). From Research to Practice: How the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Institutionalized Results from a Problem-Oriented, Hot Spots Policing Experiment. Translational Criminology: The Magazine of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, George Mason University. Winter 2012: 10-11.
- Taylor, B., Koper, C. S., & Woods, D. J. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of different policing strategies at hot spots of violent crime. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 7, 149–181.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2011). Course: Problem Solving through Intelligence-Led Policing. Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training Center. Jacksonville (FL). February.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2009 December 1). Analyze This, Part 2: Key considerations for conducting effective crime analysis. Law Officer. Volume 5, Issue 12: 38-41.
- Roush, Jamie L. (2009 November 1). Analyze This: A good crime analyst works with police to improve investigations. Law Officer. Volume 5, Issue 11: 30-33.
- Chapman, Ruth, McChriston, Miles T., Roush, Jamie L. (2009). Got Hot Spots?: Comparing POP Interventions to Traditional Saturation Policing. International Problem-Oriented Policing Annual Conference. Anaheim (CA). November.
- Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
- Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Department of Patrol and Enforcement
- “Got Hot Spots?” 2009 POP Conference Presentation by Ms. Roush and Colleagues
- “From Research to Practice: How the Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office Institutionalized Results from a Problem-Oriented, Hot Spots Policing Experiment” (by Jamie Roush and Christopher Koper in Translational Criminology, Winter 2012)
- Matrix Demonstration Project