Bridgette Bryson
Associate Research Analyst


Bridgette Bryson is an expert in conducting research on law enforcement and in providing training and technical assistance to law enforcement personnel. Her recent research topics include hot spots policing, crime and social network analysis, traffic stop analysis and reform. Ms. Bryson has conducted racial bias audits of police departments, including: Albany, New York, Niskayuna, New York, and North Charleston, South Carolina. Additionally, she is experienced in evaluating community policing practices in departments, specifically for the above agencies and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Bryson currently works with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona to comply with their court order as it relates to traffic stop analysis. She also works alongside the Associate Monitor of Accountability and Transparency for the Independent Monitoring Team overseeing the Consent Decree for the Chicago, Illinois Police Department.

In addition, Ms. Bryson works alongside agencies to help with training and technical assistance. She has experience with law enforcement both in the field and in a support role. She works directly with over 30 agencies providing them with targeted training and technical assistance.

Before joining CNA, Bridgette was part of the Research Partner team for Kansas City, Missouri's Smart Policing Initiative grant at CNA, where she conducted data collection and analyses alongside the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department on hot spots policing and social network analysis. Ms. Bryson has a B.A. in criminal justice and criminology and an M.S. in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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