Chief Jim Bueermann (Ret.), President, Police Foundation, former police chief of Redlands

Moderator, Panel 2: Response: Lessons Learned from San Bernardino

Jim Bueermann is the President of the Police Foundation, America’s oldest nonmembership, non-partisan police research organization. Prior to assuming this role in 2012 he was an Executive Fellow for the USDOJ National Institute of Justice. He began his career in policing in 1978 with the Redlands Police Department, serving for 33 years, the last 13 of which he was Redlands’ Chief of Police and Director of Housing, Recreation and Senior Services. He retired in June 2011.

He has a BA from California State University, San Bernardino and a MA from the University of Redlands. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California Command College.

Jim is an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and has been inducted into the Halls of Fame at George Mason University’s Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy and the School of Behavioral Science at California State University, San Bernardino. In addition to serving in a variety of advisory capacities to multiple federal, policing and scientific working groups he sits on the International Advisory Board of the UK’s Cambridge University, Institute of Criminology, Executive Development Program and was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. He also sits on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Proactive Policing and the FBI National Academy Advisory Board.