Kevin J. Strom

Director, Center for Policing Research and Investigation Science (CPRIS)


  • PhD, Criminology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA, Criminology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA, Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Kevin J. Strom, Phd, is a center director at RTI International, where he leads the Center for Policing Research and Investigative Science, which conducts research, technical assistance, and training across a range of topics related to policing, investigations, and forensic science. His portfolio includes projects focused in the United States as well as internationally. Dr. Strom has led projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, including studies to increase efficiencies for processing forensic evidence as well as research developing more strategic and tactical applications for 911 calls-for-service  data. He currently leads the national Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance project, which is supporting state and local jurisdictions from across the country in testing, investigating, and prosecuting cases associated with previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. He also leads the National Crime Statistics Exchange project, an effort aimed at generating nationally representative, incident-based data on crimes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies. Dr. Strom formerly served as project director for RTI’s contract with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to administer the National Forensic Laboratory Information System. He regularly collaborates  with law enforcement agencies and serves on the research advisory boards for both the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executive Research Forum.