Ivonne Roman has 25 years of experience in policing, serving in every rank from police officer to police chief, in the Newark, New Jersey, Police Department.
Roman earned a Master of Public Administration with Distinction in 2017 and a Master of Science in Public Affairs in 2020 from Rutgers-Camden, where she has also completed coursework for a PhD in Public Affairs. She holds certifications from the Police Executive Research Forum, the Harvard Kennedy School, and Rutgers-Labor Relations program.
She is a board member of the American Society for Evidence-Based Policing, an executive fellow at the National Policing Institute, and was a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholar in 2016. She was also a TED Talk fellow and earned the 2019 American Society of Criminology Outstanding Practitioner Award.
In 2021, Roman co-founded the 30×30 initiative to increase the representation of women in policing to 30 percent by 2030.