Madeline Sloan


Madeline Sloan joined PERF as a Senior Research Assistant in June 2017.  Prior to joining PERF, Madeline served as a Police Officer in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a certified International Crime Prevention Specialist and Security Assessment Specialist through the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners and the American Crime Prevention Institute.

Following the tragic mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church, Madeline worked closely with the Charleston Police Fund’s Illumination Project, an initiative to further strengthen the relationships between citizens and police by respecting the importance of public safety and individual rights. She collaborated with department leadership to conduct a thorough assessment of the Charleston Police Department’s policies and practices and facilitated public listening sessions with community members. 

Madeline has presented research at the American Society for Public Administration Conference, the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, and has a publication in the Virginia Social Sciences Journal. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the College of Charleston and a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from York College of Pennsylvania. Madeline was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award for her Master's program and the Behavioral Science Departmental Recognition in Criminal Justice Award for her undergraduate studies. In 2013, she was presented with the J.P. Strom Award, the highest and most prestigious honor given by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Madeline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University.