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Randy Petersen

Randy Petersen

Randy Petersen is a senior researcher at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Prior to that, he spent twenty-one years in law enforcement in Bloomingdale, Illinois, working in patrol, investigations, administration, and management. After retiring from that Police Department, Randy moved to Texas where he became the Director of the Tarrant County College District Criminal Justice Training Center.

He is passionate about law enforcement and criminal justice policy issues.  Randy’s research specialties include the militarization of law enforcement, police training, and police assisted diversion programs. He holds a B.S. in Legal Studies and a M.S. in Justice Administration and Crime Management from Bellevue University.

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Guest Appearances
October 5, 2020

A Conversation about Policing (Part 2)

Body Cameras, Resisting Arrest, and the “Ferguson Effect”. Our conversation with Randy Petersen, senior researcher at the Texas Public Policy Foundation continues.

October 2, 2020

A Conversation about Policing (Part 1)

Resisting Arrest, Use of Force, and Implications for Defunding the Police: a conversation about policing with Randy Petersen, senior researcher at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.