Lieutenant Chris G. Vallejo is a 25 year veteran of Austin Police Department. Chris is currently the department’s Research Coordinator, coordinating research projects with external institutions such as The National Police Foundation, VERA, Texas State University, and The Center for Policing Equity. He is excited about implementing evidence-based practices to equip his agency better to address crime, measure community sentiment, and satisfaction, and measure organizational effectiveness. Chris serves as an Executive Committee member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, a Police Foundation Policing Fellow, a Police Advisor to Measure, an Austin-based community research and advocacy group, and is an NIJ LEADS Scholar. Chris is an avid student of leadership, evidence-based policing, performance-management systems, police officer health and well-being, and 21st
-century policing principles. Chris holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science from Midwestern State University with concentrations in constitutional law and political science and graduated Summa Cum Laude.