Brett Cowell is a Senior Project Associate at the National Police Foundation. Brett provides comprehensive project management for a portfolio of training and technical assistance projects focused on improving officer safety. These projects include the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss reporting system, the only national, non-punitive near miss reporting system for the law enforcement profession, and the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP), a BJA-funded program designed to reduce the number of officers injured and killed on the nation’s roadways.

Brett’s past work at the National Police Foundation includes research on officer safety training, police use of force, police foot patrol, public safety use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), crime gun intelligence centers (CGICs), and law enforcement responses to critical incidents.

Brett received a master’s degree in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance, with a minor in Leadership Studies, from Virginia Tech. In his spare time, Brett is a first responder with over seven years of experience at a local volunteer fire department and rescue squad.


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