Kevin Morison has spent 35 years as a civilian in the law enforcement and criminal justice professions, with an emphasis on policy, research, and communications. Since 2015, he has served on the leadership team of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington, DC-based think tank. As Chief Program Officer, he directs various research and management projects to improve police operations at the local, state and national levels. Kevin was lead author of PERF’s Guiding Principles on Use of Force (2016), The Revolution in Emergency Communications (2017) and The Police Response to Homelessness, among other publications.
Previously, he served in leadership posts at the Chicago Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC; the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Office; the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund; and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.