Samantha Rhinerson is a Program Manager at the National Policing Institute. She currently manages training and technical assistance (TTA) for the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) administrated by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Samantha has over five years of experience managing and providing TTA on a national scale.
Prior to joining the National Policing Institute, Samantha served as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton on the National Training and Technical Assistance Center where she implemented a data driven TTA approach, analyzed and developed complex data reports based on thousands of nodes of data, provided training and data entry support to over 500 system users, and co-led the complete re-design of the annual report. Ms. Rhinerson also helped various other contracts develop and implement data analytic strategies. Before her role at Booz Allen Hamilton, Samantha served as a Senior Research Specialist at CNA where she helped manage and deliver TTA on numerous multi-million dollar grants and cooperative agreements, including the National Public Safety Partnership, Body-Worn Cameras TTA, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and Collaborative Reform. Ms. Rhinerson also worked on after-action reviews for the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department and the National Institute of Justice Correctional Officer Safety Equipment Study.
Samantha holds a Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Jacksonville State University.
Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative
Areas of Focus
- Project management
- Violent crime reduction
- Training & technical assistance
- After-action reviews
- Data analytics