Dep. Superintendent Daniel Wagner


Daniel Wagner has served the City of Cambridge (MA) as a police officer since 1998 and currently holds the rank of Deputy Superintendent. He is the Commanding Officer of the Crime Analysis Unit where he has implemented successful crime prevention strategies based on his keen interest in predictive analytics and data-driven, evidence-based approaches to reducing harm and improving policing outcomes. In his capacity as a neighborhood community policing lieutenant, Dan created partnerships to develop successful crime prevention and youth engagement programs. Wagner developed curriculum on discretionary police authority and police legitimacy, which he taught to thousands of Massachusetts police officers.

Wagner earned a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dan is a policing fellow at the National Policing Institute and a founding member and vice-president of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing. Wagner has published several peer-reviewed papers and enjoys frequent opportunities to speak on topics including analytics, technology, management, police legitimacy, community policing, problem solving, and fair and impartial policing. He regularly advises various criminal justice organizations, including the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and he has engaged in national and international consulting services.