Kim Bright

Kim Bright serves as the Police Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer. Kim’s work focuses on advancing the Police Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives portfolio, including some of the highest priority programs and initiatives at the Police Foundation. These programs include developmental efforts, pilot projects, emerging collaborations and more traditional research, program development and implementation, training and technical assistance projects. Kim is responsible for working with Executive staff and others to ensure strong, effective, and efficient execution of program plans and on-time delivery of high-quality deliverables. In addition, she plays a key role in the Police Foundation’s grant and contract development efforts, focused on federal grants; state and municipal funding; and private foundation and corporate support.

She has over 19 years of experience in program and stakeholder management, including comprehensive experience in delivering key insights, strategies, and recommendations within the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Police Foundation, Kim was a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed a multimillion-dollar technology solutions contract with the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, Kim provided contract oversight, staff supervision, and subject matter expertise for the support of national policies to improve information sharing capacity and the delivery of technical assistance to law enforcement officers and criminal justice practitioners. She has a proven track record of driving cohesion and efficiency through the development of effective policies and innovative solutions. In addition, she has a strong background in equipping cross-functional staff with the hands-on leadership and direction needed to succeed. Her expertise encompasses all aspects of policy development and project management, including budget administration, strategic communications, and harnessing team strengths to improve performance. She has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several public policy publications.

Kim graduated from American University with a Master of Public Policy and from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute.


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Blake Norton

As Senior Vice President of the Police Foundation, Blake Norton oversees initiatives for the Foundation in its mission to improve American policing and enhance the capacity of the criminal justice system to function effectively.

Prior to joining the Police Foundation in March 2014, Blake was the Division Director for Local Government Initiatives at the Council of State Government’s Justice Center. She oversaw four program areas: Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Reentry, and School Discipline. The primary focus of the division was to work with legislators, consultants, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to help raise the level of public awareness about critical criminal justice issues. In addition, the Local Initiatives division provided technical assistance to cities, counties, and nonprofits focused on cross-system collaborations between law enforcement and other criminal justice entities, with a significant focus on the intersection between law enforcement and behavioral health systems.

Before joining the Justice Center, Blake spent more than 19 years with the Boston Police Department, where her last position was as the Director of Public Affairs and Community Programs. Blake helped shape the agency’s reentry efforts and successfully worked with citizens and faith-based organizations to advance consensus-based strategies for improving public safety. She designed and managed the police department’s community affairs activities, including programs for court-involved and at-risk youth. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and her M.Ed. from Boston University.


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