Corporal Joshua Young (Ret.)

Joshua Young is a national consultant specializing in Criminal Justice Transformations in mid-sized and large Police Organizations. Josh advises on a broad range of services and capabilities, including developing and implementing innovative, cost-efficient strategies to achieve a more customer-focused, data-driven, and proactive organization.

Prior to consulting, Josh served as a member of the Ventura Police Department’s SWAT team and Detective Bureau. He retired as a police Corporal after 12 years of service.

While an active duty police officer, Josh was the first line-level officer to successfully integrate a major randomized controlled trial (RCT) within a police organization. The RCT provided empirical answers around body cameras and their causal relationship on prosecution outcomes and the speed of prosecution. Additionally, Josh developed training curriculum now modeled by numerous agencies in three countries.

Josh is a founding member and Vice-President of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP), a non-profit organization designed to support research-based strategies. Within the ASEBP, Josh oversees stakeholder engagement, organizational branding & visioning, and strategic planning.

Josh is an internationally recognized speaker on evidence-based practices and body-worn cameras. Josh is a Fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington D.C. and LEADS scholar with the National Institute of Justice.

Josh has a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge.