National Police Foundation welcomes new Director of Development and Marketing and new Director of Research

The National Police Foundation is pleased to welcome two new directors to its leadership team.

Director of Development and Marketing

Tamara Martin, Director of Development and Marketing

Tamara Martin joined the National Police Foundation (NPF) in May 2020. Tamara previously worked at the University of Maryland, where she directed the Membership and Marketing department and led a complete department revamp and eCRM conversion. She achieved this while simultaneously executing award-winning revenue generating campaigns. She has over 15 years of non-profit management expertise, both nationally and internationally, having worked in and/or overseen development, events, business development, member services and communications functions in a variety of large and small organizations.

As a former Director of Development and Communications and Director of Fundraising and Events, she was very successful in donor development strategies. She has worked directly with individual, corporate and major gift donors throughout her career. She also trained numerous industry professionals on her recruitment, retention and growth best practices, and managed 250 workplace giving corporate accounts while helping organizations to grow in their business development efforts. She is a strong advocate for data and analysis-driven efforts and performance management, including return on investment (ROI) analysis.

Tamara has raised nearly $20 million in funding over her career thus far. She also brings a wealth of knowledge in outreach and engagement, donor acquisition, and innovative campaign execution. Tamara has received numerous awards and recognition from the Virginia Public Relations Society, including Capital Merit Awards and an Award of Excellence.

Tamara is no stranger to law enforcement and is committed to the mission of NPF, as her mother has served her community for the past 25 years as a decorated sergeant in a local police agency.

Director of Research

Dr. Travis Taniguchi, Director of Research

Dr. Travis Taniguchi joined the National Police Foundation as Director of Research in May 2020. He has over 10 years of research experience and has lead projects for the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office for Community Policing Services, and Office for the Victims of Crime. His research focuses on testing policies and strategies through field randomized experiments with law enforcement agencies. Dr. Taniguchi has recently completed projects exploring strategies for disrupting near repeat patterns of residential burglary and methods law enforcement agencies can use to prioritize warrant service. He has also run numerous large-scale survey data collections involving law enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining the National Police Foundation, Dr. Taniguchi served as a Research Criminologist at RTI International and Police Criminologist for the Redlands (California) Police Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a master’s and PhD in Criminal Justice from Temple University.

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