Jessica Dockstader
Research Specialist


Jessica Dockstader is an expert in conducting research on law enforcement and in providing training and technical assistance to law enforcement personnel. She currently serves as a research specialist in CNA's Center for Justice Research and Innovation. Her recent research topics include officer safety and wellness, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system, body-worn cameras, and the importance of field training officers on an officer's career.

Dockstader also conducts after-action assessments of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the correctional system for the National Institute of Corrections, looking at the impacts on jails and prisons, as well as community services. Additionally, Dockstader evaluates officer safety and wellness practices in departments, specifically for the San Jose, CA, and Chicago, IL, Police Departments. Dockstader works alongside agencies to help with trainings and technical assistance. She has experience with law enforcement both in the field and in a support role.

Before joining CNA, Dockstader was a consultant with Measure, where she assisted in the coordination and execution of the Big Data & Community Policing Conference. Dockstader has a M.A. in Peace and Justice with a focus on officer wellness from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in Human Development from California State University - San Marcos.

Justice and Policing


Law Enforcement Officer Safety