Subject Matter Expert
Areas of Expertise:
Police and organizational performance, application of organizational theory to police policy and practice, organizational change, systematic approaches to organizational and community challenges
Brenda J. Bond is an Associate Professor of Public Service in the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. Brenda’s area of expertise is the management and performance or police organizations. Her research and consulting with police organizations centers on organizational change and development, strategic management, and comprehensive approaches to community safety. She has extensive experience in grant writing, program development and evaluation, various research methodologies in assessing crime, disorder and fear of crime, analyzing the quality and utilization of crime and community data, and facilitating police organizational change and management practice. She works closely with police leaders across the nation on a variety of program and policy initiatives.
Brenda’s current research agenda includes an emphasis on administrative systems tools such as Compstat, Crime Analysis, and Police Research and Development practices, strategic and operational elements of hot spot policing, and the use of inter-organizational strategies in achieving public safety outcomes.
Prior to joining Suffolk University, Brenda served as Research Associate in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her previous professional activities include serving as Strategic Development and Resource Advisor for the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, the Director of Research and Development for the Lowell, Massachusetts Police Department and as an Evaluator and Program Manager for a variety of community-based initiatives at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Brenda received her Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She also has a Master's degree in Social Policy from Brandeis and a Master's Degree in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.