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C4J Implementation Principal 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location Denver, Colorado  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  


Denver, LA, NYC, Salt Lake City, DC; Flexible for the right candidate

Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for a C4J Implementation Principal to serve with our COMPSTAT for Justice (C4J) Program. C4J is a new initiative developed by CPE to co-create a reimagined public safety system. This is done through data analyses that identify sources of racial disparities, applying behavioral science research to inform recommendations, and guiding law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to work together to improve equity in policing that is deserving of community confidence.

In this role, the C4J Implementation Principal will report to the Senior Director for C4J, and will assist with the execution of priorities as identified by the C4J Team. The C4J Implementation Principal will bring experience and subject matter knowledge to the team, and will be responsible to help turn vision into action steps; to produce written documentation suitable for a wide array of audiences; to translate insights revealed in data analyses into accessible language and to serve as a peer leader within the C4J team. As police reform and reimaging public safety is at the core of the C4J work, an understanding of current issues in police and social justice reform is vital, and a deep knowledge in the fields of behavioral and / or social sciences will be highly valued. Familiarity with data driven analyses and change management processes will be key job skills.

Some future supervisory responsibilities are possible as the work of the C4J team expands.

Key Responsibilities

  • Uncover and develop insights through the interpretation of data analyses
  • Write professional reports and presentations explaining the results of findings or outlining new processes internally
  • Ensure C4J Team protocols follow best practices of human subject research as appropriate
  • Assist in the development of new methods for assessing police organizational processes and outcomes; for assessing community narratives around police legitimacy concerns or quality of life issues
  • Assist in driving project and change management plans, as well as the measurement and evaluation of these change programs
  • Serve as a facilitator of team processes and change management


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or commensurate experience
  • 3 - 4 years of work experience in racial equity, criminal justice, policing, social psychology, or a related field, or commensurate academic achievement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience creating written products in a professional context (e.g., research writing)
  • Knowledge and understanding of criminology and policing best practices
  • Understanding of current trends in police reform
  • Understanding of police practices and use of performance and administrative data
  • Experience driving organizational change efforts
  • Demonstrated organizational and critical-thinking skills with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Ability to proactively surface and diagnose problems, and find solutions
  • Passionate about social justice issues

Other Relevant Qualifications (desired, but not required)

  • Preference given to candidate’s with a Master’s degree in sociology, social psychology, criminology, criminal justice, or any relevant fields, or commensurate professional or life experience
  • Deep knowledge of current trends in criminology and best-practices in 21st Century policing methodologies

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

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