Jason Cheney

Jason Cheney is a Senior Research Associate with PERF’s Center for Center for Management and Technical Assistance and is responsible for the day-to-day management of numerous Center projects, specifically those involving use of force, internal affairs, and overall management studies. Jason is also the lead author on Center project reports and has primary responsibility for proposal development to secure Center funding. Jason is also responsible for the management of PERF’s Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) training.

Previously, Jason served as a Research Associate for PERF’s former Center on Force and Accountability (CFA), where he assisted in the editing of CFA publications and helped organize several national conferences on rising crime rates.  He also served as a Legislative Specialist for PERF’s Legislative Division, and was responsible for analyzing legislation relevant to law enforcement, conducting grass-roots lobbying on behalf of PERF’s membership, representing PERF in meetings with Congressional staff regarding legislation of interest to PERF, and writing legislative updates for PERF’s newsletter Subject to Debate.   

He has also co-authored three publications: Police-Community Partnerships to Address Domestic Violence; Enhancing Success of Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness; and Cop Crunch: Identifying Strategies for Dealing with the Recruiting and Hiring Crisis in Law Enforcement. Prior to joining PERF, Mr. Cheney served as a Legal Assistant for an attorney in Toms River, New Jersey and was responsible for conducting legal research on immigration cases. He holds an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science from Stockton University in New Jersey.