We have the right solutions

Alexander Weiss Consulting specializes in the field of state and local public safety. Our firm is committed to provide solutions, unique to each client. Our approach revolves around three core values:

Data Analysis

Critical review and analysis of data

Extensive Interviews

Extensive interviews with staff, key stakeholders & the community

Effective Management Tools

Providing the tools you need to manage and lead effectively

About AWC

Alexander Weiss Consulting specializes in the field of state and local public safety. Our firm is committed to provide solutions, unique to each client. Our approach revolves around three core values:

  • Critical review and analysis of data
  • Extensive interviews with staff, key stakeholders & the community
  • Providing the tools you need to manage and lead effectively

Dr. Alexander Weiss

Dr. Alexander Weiss (PhD, Northwestern University) has over forty years’ experience as a public safety practitioner, researcher, trainer, and consultant. For nine years he 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 at Northwestern. He currently is adjunct professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University.

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Our Expertise

Services done right will have a positive impact on your business. Help us understand you and your business needs so that we can serve you better.

Organization and Staffing

Resource Deployment

Work Schedule Design

Program Evaluation

Agency Consolidation

Biased-Based Policing

Communication Systems

Managing Organizational Change

Our Latest News

Alexander Weiss Consulting presents results of organizational analysis for the Shorewood Wisconsin Police Department

On November 19 Alex Weiss provided a briefing for the board of trustees and the community in Shorewood. You can read the final [...]

Alex Weiss interviewed by National Public Radio about Chicago Police Violence Reduction Initiative.

Officers did seize some guns and make some arrests, but were mostly busy writing tickets. CPD says its latest anti-violence program will be [...]

Alex Weiss appointed to teach at Ohio State University

Alex Weiss chosen to teach for the Management Advancement for the Public Service at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio […]

Alexander Weiss Consulting leads in Organizational Study for the Shorewood Wisconsin Police Department

Alexander Weiss Consulting chosen to conduct an organizational study for the Shorewood Wisconsin Police Department, a suburb of Milwaukee.

Alexander Weiss Consulting chosen to conduct a staffing study for the Albuquerque Police Department.

Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico and the department has a sworn staff of about 1000 officers.

Commentary: How to ‘defund’ the police — real strategies to reduce costs safely

By ALEXANDER WEISS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE The idea of “defunding” the police has sparked a great deal of discussion in recent weeks. Proponents of this approach [...]

Forbes turns to police staffing expert, Alexander Weiss, to discuss Why Defunding May Be Inevitable.

The only time in recent history police departments saw significant layoffs was during the Great Recession, when as many as 15,000 officer positions were lost as a result of the downturn. “Most people predicted Armageddon,” Weiss says, “but it didn’t happen…life went on.”

Boston Globe Article asked Alexander Weiss for his expert opinion on the subject of defunding the police.

“For a number of people, the institution of police is simply not legitimate. We’ve been talking about reform for all these years and nothing seems to happen,” said Alexander Weiss, an expert on police staffing.

Testimonials

When completed, the staffing plan will give us a much better idea than we have ever had of how best to utilize our most important resource -- our people, In doing so, it will make us a significantly more effective and efficient police department, which will be good for everyone: individual officers, the Department as a whole, and the city.
- Michael Harrison, Police Commissioner for the Baltimore Police Department

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