Kristen McGeeney

Kristen McGeeney is a Senior Research Associate with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, DC. Her portfolio includes the day-to-day management of several concurrent projects that examine topics such as police response to gender-based violence, crisis response teams, and hate crimes.

Previously, Kristen was a Project Manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she focused on training and technical assistance for local police agencies, prosecutors, and community-based organizations on issues related to gender-based violence and human trafficking. She has also served as a Special Investigator with the University of Maryland Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct, as the Title IX Coordinator at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and as a police corporal at the McDaniel College Department of Campus Safety.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McDaniel College and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a violence studies fellow with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.