Samantha Rhinerson
Research Specialist


Samantha Rhinerson is an expert in the areas of criminal justice and policing, forensics, social psychology, and forensic and legal psychology. She serves as the Deputy Project Manager for Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program. Throughout her career, she has developed extensive knowledge in police procedures and policies and training and technical assistance. Ms. Rhinerson has worked with over 80 police agencies to help build and sustain capacity in several policing and domains and to help reduce violent crime. Her work at CNA has resulted in the development of guides, resources, and templates for use on a national scale, department- and program- specific case studies and reports, and tracking databases. Ms. Rhinerson has also participated in critical incident after action reports, which involved reviewing departmental policy and procedures against national standards and best practices. Ms. Rhinerson holds an M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Jacksonville State University.


November 9, 2017

Samantha Rhinerson writes, "At the Executive Session, CNA representatives and several prominent speakers discussed innovative approaches in response to rising violent crime rates."

CNA: "CNA Executive Session on Policing: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Violent Crime"