Sean Malinowski is the Director of Policing Innovation and Reform at the University of Chicago Crime Lab. Chief Malinowski retired from the Los Angeles Police Department as Chief of Detectives in 2019. He attended grad school in Chicago and has been heavily involved with the Crime Lab and with the Chicago Police Department since 2016. After spearheading an assessment of the Chicago Police Department’s Crimefighting infrastructure for the Bureau of Justice Assistance in 2016, Malinowski partnered with the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and senior leaders of the Chicago Police Department, to improve the department’s crimefighting infrastructure by leveraging technology and enhancing business processes to re-engage police officers in the fight against crime. 

Dr. Malinowski earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Illinois in 2003. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and served as a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Institute at Long Island University. In 2015, Dr. Malinowski was inducted into the George Mason University, Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame.