Sonali Dawar
Research Specialist


Sonali Dawar is an expert in criminology and conducting research on law enforcement and in providing training and technical assistant to law enforcement personnel. Her current research topics include officer safety and law enforcement use of common operational picture technology, as well as bias training and use of analytics to improve different areas in policing. She serves as a research specialist in CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation. Before joining CNA, Dawar was an intern at Nivek Security Services where she assisted with different security projects using a variety of analytical skills. Dawar has a B.S. in criminology/sociology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.