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Elise Kratzer

Elise Kratzer

Policing Research Analyst


MPA, North Carolina State University
BA, Criminology, North Carolina State University
BA, Spanish Language & Literature, North Carolina State University

Elise Kratzer is a policing research analyst at RTI where she is a member of the Policing Research Program. She has extensive experience analyzing, managing, and reporting criminal justice data. Ms. Kratzer has worked with law enforcement at the local, county, state, and federal level. She also has considerable knowledge of and conducts training in data analysis, data management, report production, and law enforcement policing practices, specifically in crime and intelligence analysis.

Currently, she co-leads a project involving California Community Colleges (CCC) to provide methodical support in which the CCC system can use to implement a modern policing degree program. She also co-leads a project involving the Seattle Police Department (SPD) where RTI is acting as an external quality assurance partner as SPD establishes a CompStat style accountability forum focused on the continuous monitoring of measures of equity, accountability and quality. Ms. Kratzer acts as a site liaison for a multi-site evaluation of a CAHOOTS-like crisis response model. Additionally, she provides analytical support for NamUs, the national clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases in the U.S.

Ms. Kratzer joined RTI in 2021. She has 14 years of experience working as an analyst for the Town of Cary (NC) and City of Durham (NC) Police Departments. Ms. Kratzer is also an analytical subject matter expert for IADLEST’s Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS). She previously served as an adjunct instructor for Campbell University.

In addition to her work, Ms. Kratzer holds several professional memberships and affiliations. She is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts, the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, and the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.

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