Julie Wartell is an independent advisor on public safety issues relating to crime analysis, problem solving and justice systems. Shehas previously served as crime analyst coordinator for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office; project director of the East Valley COMPASS Initiative (a regional analysis effort); crime analyst for the San Diego Police Department, researcher for the Institute for Law and Justice and the Police Executive Research Forum, and fellow at the National Institute of Justice Crime Mapping Research Center. Wartell has performed a wide range of research on and analysis of various crime problems and police-related issues, worked on strategic planning efforts, and coordinated the development of a series of crime mapping training modules. She has conducted extensive training and made presentations to officers and analysts around the world on topics relating to crime analysis and problem-oriented policing, has edited or authored numerous publications, and currently teaches GIS in Urban Studies at the University of California–San Diego. Wartell has a master’s degree from San Diego State University in public administration with an emphasis in criminal justice administration and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Criminology and Police Management from University of Cambridge.