Michael Wagers, Ph.D.

Mike Wagers leads the Justice and Public Safety efforts for US State and Local Government for Amazon Web Services (AWS). He advocates for the adoption of secure, reliable, and scalable technology to drive change in public safety. Prior to joining AWS, Mike was the Chief Operating Officer at the Seattle Police Department, where he helped infuse technology into the department, including creating its Real Time Crime Center, Compstat process, holding its first Hackathon, and creating a YouTube channel for redacted police video. Prior to Seattle, Mike served as the Director of Law Enforcement Operations and Support at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He oversaw the Division of State and Provincial Police, the Division of State Association of Chiefs of Police, the IACP Technology Center, and its homeland security and information sharing grant programs. Mike holds a Ph.D. from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.