Alexander Weiss, PhD


Dr. Alexander Weiss

Dr. Alexander Weiss is president of Alexander Weiss Consulting, LLC. He has over thirty years experience as a public safety practitioner, researcher, trainer, and consultant. For nine years Dr. Weiss was director of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Professor of Management and Strategy at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Prior to his appointment at Northwestern, Alex was a member of the faculty of the department of criminal justice at Indiana University, Bloomington. During that time he also served as a senior advisor to the Indianapolis Police Department. Dr. Weiss has twelve years of experience with law enforcement agencies in Colorado. During his tenure with the Colorado Springs Police Department he served as a field supervisor and director of operations analysis.

Alex has written and lectured widely on topics such as resource allocation and work scheduling, police innovation, highway safety, program evaluation, and racial profiling. For the past ten years he has directed the Illinois Traffic Stop Study, an analysis of traffic stop data for some 1100 Illinois law enforcement agencies. He has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Justice, the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alex Weiss holds a master of public administration degree from the University of Colorado, and a PhD in political science from Northwestern University.