Dave McClure

Dave McClure is a Senior Principal at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C. For more than 15 years, Dave has been working in different research, policy, and practice settings to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of justice systems through empirical research, science, and technology. He has held positions with the Organized Crime and Narcotics Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Justice within the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. Prior to joining PERF in 2019, Dave was a Research Associate in the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center, where he worked on different aspects of police body-worn cameras, DNA and other forensic sciences, open data from police and other government agencies, the opioid crisis, evidence-based smartphone applications, and many other topics involving science and technology in the justice system. Dave has been a member of the Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute's advisory committees since 2015. He earned Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from George Mason University.