Noah Fritz, Ph.D.
Dr. Noah Fritz is currently the Director of the Office of Data Analytics and Strategic Initiatives within the Office of the Chief at Fairfax County Police Department. His most recent positions prior to moving to Virginia were serving on the Tempe (AZ) PD Command Staff as the OMBR Bureau Manager and the past Crime Analysis Manager at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Noah returned to the “field” of crime analysis after spending five years as an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His primary area of research is Crime Mapping, Crime Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. He was the previous Director and Founder of the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP)—a U.S. Department of Justice sponsored training and technical assistance program; and served as the Deputy Director of NLECTC; and is currently serving his third term as President of the IACA (2000-2006 & 2016 to present).
Most notable accomplishments include a Doctorate in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University, a Master’s from same and undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. He has authored articles in Sociological Quarterly and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior; and is a co-author of Exploring Crime Analysis (2004, 2008, 2017). He appeared nationally on ABC’s Weekend News Edition featuring crime mapping and has been featured on public radio in Australia where he provided consulting services to the Victoria Police Service. Noah enjoys camping, hiking and golf; and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.