Elliot Harkavy


Elliot Harkavy has over 30 years' experience in homeland security issues, law enforcement affairs, emergency response operations, and international assistance. He has managed and led a variety of substantively different projects for U.S. local, state and federal government agencies and has experience overseeing large, complex efforts requiring robust coordination across diverse stakeholders. Harkavy has coordinated across dozens of law enforcement executives, evaluated real-world responses, and supported the provision of training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies. Currently, he serves as an advisor to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and their grant recipients on Law Enforcement Technology, especially body worn cameras. Much of his work has focused on past responses to determine lessons learned and policy and planning assistance for emergency response and law enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining CNA, Harkavy worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments coordinating with more than 1700 public safety officials in preparing them to identify, plan for, respond to and recover from numerous public safety threats. He also ran his own consulting practice in homeland security and emergency management for over 15 years and served as a Federal Emergency Management Agency reservist in operations and disability integration. Harkavy has a B.S in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in decision sciences.

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