Kerry Yerico is a Senior Program Manager at the National Policing Institute. She currently manages the training and technical assistance for the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). She also works on BJA’s Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) delivering training and technical assistance to rural agencies seeking to strategically implement violent crime reduction approaches in their jurisdictions. Kerry also supports agencies in their efforts to expand their data analysis capacity and building digital trust components. Kerry has over seventeen years of public safety and analytical experience working in three metropolitan jurisdictions before beginning her work with the National Policing Institute in 2018.
Prior to her work with the National Policing Institute, Kerry served as the Associate Director of Criminal Justice Programs with the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice where she assisted with the implementation of Baltimore’s violent crime reduction strategy and the development of collaborative efforts between local, state, and federal agencies. Prior to her role at the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, she served as the Director of Criminal Intelligence & Analysis at the Camden County Police Department in Camden, NJ. She created the department’s analytical unit and was responsible for the dissemination of tactical and strategic intelligence assessments. Kerry also served as the Director of Analytical Intelligence at the Baltimore Police Department supporting real-time intelligence operations and first began her career as a law enforcement analyst with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC. She has served as a panelist at numerous national public safety and justice related conferences and as a peer reviewer for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as a subject matter expert. Kerry received a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Intelligence and Crime Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University.
Areas of Focus
- Utilization of data-driven approaches to decrease violent crime
- Implementation of gun violence reduction strategies
- Crime and intelligence analysis
- Facilitation of collaborative efforts between local, state, and federal agencies