Jennifer Zeunik

Jennifer Zeunik is the Director of Local Programs for the Police Foundation, where she provides oversight; leadership; report development; and project and staff management for projects such as Collaborative Reform and Critical Incident Reviews including the San Bernardino terrorist attack–and the resulting report Bringing Calm to Chaos–and the Orlando Pulse shooting (in progress). Throughout her career, Ms. Zeunik has worked closely with all levels of government in law enforcement program and policy. In her previous role as a law enforcement consultant, Ms. Zeunik provided strategic management expertise to international, federal, state and local criminal justice clients. Her work focused on justice policy research, business development activities, program management, strategic planning, training and technical assistance management, and development of strategic communications.

In 2008, Ms. Zeunik served as the Vice President of Programs for the Atlanta Police Foundation where she led the development, implementation and management of the APF portfolio of programs designed to enhance safety in the city of Atlanta. In this role, Ms. Zeunik worked with the Atlanta Police Department command staff and officers on a daily basis to implement programs designed to expand the professional services of the department. Before her work with APF, Ms. Zeunik served as a Project Manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) where she directed all activities of two United States Department of Justice grant-funded national-scope information sharing projects. In this capacity, Ms. Zeunik was responsible for IACP criminal justice information sharing activities including the development of resources for law enforcement executives, execution of training and technical assistance for criminal justice information sharing stakeholders, and representing the IACP membership on key committees and in national forums to shape national policy.

During her time with IACP, Ms. Zeunik published articles in The Police Chief Magazine, and served as a guest editor for the publication. More recently during her time as a consultant, she served as a lead writer on numerous published reports, including the COPS/PF Collaborative Reform Initiative: An Assessment of the St. Louis County Police Department and the IACP National Policy Summit Report on Community Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust.

Ms. Zeunik also has experience working in the private sector as a contractor on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program. As the NIBIN/DRUGFIRE Program Support Manager for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), she was responsible for all program and site support activities for approximately 180 networked ballistic imaging and correlation systems installed in law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories across the United States. Ms. Zeunik began her career in 1995 as a Crime Laboratory Technician with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Criminology from Florida State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs.


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