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Triage Response Team Director 

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.

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Triage Response Team Director

Location: Remote

About the Center for Policing Equity

The Center for Policing Equity uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and conducts research to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

Position Description:

CPE’s Triage Response Team (TRT) is a vertical that provides technical, programmatic, strategic, and data-driven services to a variety of clients who are invested in conducting analysis or strategic implementation towards redesigning local public safety systems, particularly by centering Black and Brown communities who are most impacted by burdensome policing.

CPE is looking for a qualified candidate to serve as Director of TRT. In this role, this Director will report to the Senior Director for TRT and will lead the on-the-ground implementation of the TRT framework. The Director of TRT will think creatively, analytically, and strategically to help identify and inform future initiatives and projects in support of the mission of TRT and its expansion.

The Director of TRT must possess a passion for social justice and social equity issues as they pertain to the public safety system landscape. The Director of TRT will identify and execute promising and innovative strategies with the goal of reducing disparities within public safety systems across the country. The Director of TRT will have a proven track record of executing projects with multidisciplinary teams in a deadline-driven environment. They should also have the ability to build strong relationships and work with diverse stakeholders at all levels of local and national public safety systems.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy & Problem Solving

  • Use forward thinking to explore new bold options for policies, protocols and standards to influence public safety system reform

  • Assist with the exploration and creation of a dedicated implementation team

  • Break down complex data driven solutions and assist with translation and operationalizing into actionable strategies for external partners

  • Assist law enforcement and public safety departments with difficult conversations and decisions regarding the most effective way to reduce disparities in Black and Brown communities and other demographics most impacted by burdensome policing

  • Understand the role of race in policing outcomes

  • Use perspectives from other disciplines, such as sociology, criminology, anthropology, and economics, to address social justice and racial disparity issues within public safety systems

  • Use research and experience to advise CPE on how best to achieve strategic agency goals relating to public safety disparities and bias, policy, organizational change, and training that are responsive to community needs


Collaboration and Relationship Building

  • Build and maintain relationships and trust with external partners including but not limited to city officials, community members, police departments, universities, and other non-profit organizations

  • Convene stakeholders and facilitate thought sessions to gain perspective and understanding of issues impacting their ability to offer fair and just public safety services

  • Collaborate across teams internally with peers from Law Enforcement Initiatives, Public Safety Products, and Policy & Community Engagement teams

  • Stay informed of contemporary academic literature pertaining to social justice and social equity issues across sectors

  • Proficient in mindful delegation and capacity to assign work while clearly articulating deliverable expectations

  • Working knowledge of contemporary social justice issues impacting public safety delivery systems

  • Demonstrated organizational and critical-thinking skills with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities



  • Passionate about social justice issues

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or commensurate experience

  • 5-8 years of work experience in racial equity, criminal justice / criminology, policing, social psychology, or a related field, or commensurate academic achievement

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior attention to detail and good organizational skills

  • Proactive in surfacing problems and finding solutions

  • Understanding of police administrative / organizational practices and use of performance and administrative data

  • A deep knowledge in the fields of behavioral and / or social sciences is also desirable

  • Preference given to candidate’s with a JD or an advanced degree in sociology, social psychology, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, or any relevant fields, or commensurate professional or life experience

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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