Captain Jason Simon is a 20-year veteran of the Youngstown Police Department in Youngstown, OH. Presently, he commands the department’s Fiscal Unit where he is in charge of the agency’s $20 million budget, grant writing, special projects, and the vehicular fleet and equipment. Throughout his career, he has commanded the Patrol Division and the Services/Planning & Training Division, and he has served as a supervisor in the Criminal Investigation Division, Street Crimes Unit, Auto Theft Unit, and Patrol.
Captain Simon has been instrumental in modernizing and reshaping not only his own department, but agencies throughout Ohio through intelligence-led policing implementation, community-police relations and outreach training, application of technological innovations for law enforcement, training, policy formation and best practices, and more. Much of Capt. Simon’s work has centered on the successful merging of academic research, community engagement, and practical law enforcement application, including the nationally-recognized Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) program and the highly-successful Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program.
Captain Simon is a graduate of Youngstown State University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has attended Johns Hopkins Executive Leadership & Management training, and he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session #264). Locally, he is on the Executive Board of the Youngstown City Schools Athletic Administration, the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club, and the Boys and Girls Club Programming Committee. Nationally, he is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, High Technology Crimes Investigation Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Capt. Simon also serves on the IACP’s Police Administration Committee and the IACP Policy Council Advisory Group, and he is a consultant with the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).