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Mayor Keller Administration Formally Initiates Review of APD Data Systems

Dr. Peter Winograd brought in to oversee analysis

December 6, 2109

The Mayor’s office announced an independent review of the Albuquerque Police Department’s data systems, used for tracking crime statistics.

“We are bringing in a respected, independent researcher to manage a thorough review of the systems used for decades by APD to track crime,” Mayor Keller said. “As we continue our efforts to reform areas throughout the department, it’s become clear we need to overhaul APD’s data systems, and Dr. Winograd’s outside expertise will help ensure that the department fixes these longstanding problems.”

The review will be overseen by Dr. Peter Winograd, who has played a critical role in analyzing data and redesigning APD’s use of force reporting and accountability processes under the Court Approved Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Dr. Winograd is highly regarded for his work to boost accountability at APD and help the Department through reform efforts,” said Chief Administrative Officer Sarita Nair. “These issues are with records and data - not about the good police work from our officers - and we’re taking an approach that will bring expertise and attention to detail as we modernize APD’s crime analysis systems.”

Chief Mike Geier identified Deputy Chief J.J. Griego as responsible for APD’s records division and the Department’s new approach to modernizing the tracking of police records and statistical reporting.

“We are committed to working with Dr. Winograd and implementing changes to produce accurate and timely information about crime – both for our officers and the public,” Deputy Chief Griego said. “We are investing in modern technology while also making sure that we are getting the basic nuts and bolts of records processing right, and this independent review will bring additional accountability.”

Dr. Peter Winograd is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Winograd’s areas of expertise include data analysis and the policy implications of crime statistics, including auto theft and domestic violence. In addition, Dr. Winograd has extensive experience in developing outcome measures in the areas of Use of Force, Crisis Intervention Training and Internal Investigations.

“APD is better prepared to implement the Court Approved Settlement Agreement reforms during the past two years as a result of better data and informed analysis in the areas related to compliance,” Winograd said. “The Department will benefit in the same way as its leaders move to modern approaches to crime analysis.”

Additional Dr. Winograd Biographical Information

One of Dr. Winograd’s current projects is serving as an Evaluation Consultant with the Daniels Fund Law Enforcement Ethics Initiative. Dr. Winograd’s previous experience includes establishing the Center for Education Policy Research at UNM; serving as the Education Policy Advisor to Governor Richardson and Director of the New Mexico Office of Education Accountability in the Department of Finance and Administration; and serving as the Director or Co-Director Of Policy Centers at the University of New Mexico and University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Winograd’s current interests include data visualization and policy analyses in the areas of crime, mental and behavioral health, and education.  Dr. Winograd has also served on a number of Boards and is an advisory to a number of foundations, city and state agencies.  Dr. Winograd received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois in 1981.