Clifford Karchmer is a nationally recognized law enforcement research, technical assistance, and training leader. Most recently he served as Law Enforcement Subject Matter Expert (SME) at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supervised state-local police outreach for the DHS State and Local Program Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “Secure Communities” program. Prior to that, he was Director of Program Development at the Police Executive Research Forum for 19 years. Earlier, he was a Research Scientist with the Battelle Memorial Institute, specializing in white-collar and other forms of organized crime, including narcotics trafficking. Cliff has directed over 40 projects for a broad range of government agencies and private clients. He testified twice before the U.S. Congress and received leadership awards for program leadership from the U. S. Department of Justice and white-collar crime trainees. He has taught law enforcement administration at American University and the University of Maryland University College and he serves on the Advisory Board of the non-profit Christian Regenhard Center for First Responder Studies–created by the parents of a NY firefighter killed on 9/11.
Cliff graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Princeton University. He received an MA from the University of Wisconsin and an MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, whose website honors Cliff’s work bridging the gap between the law enforcement safety and medical disciplines on violence prevention issues.