Kevin Morison


Kevin Morison has spent more than three decades in the law enforcement and criminal justice professions, with an emphasis on policy, research and communications. He joined PERF in 2015 and currently serves as the organization’s Chief Operations Officer. Since joining PERF, Kevin has worked extensively on use-of-force issues. He is the primary author of PERF’s report, Guiding Principles on Use of Force, and led the development of the ICAT (Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics) Training Guide.

Kevin spent the first nine years of his career with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, a state planning, research and technology development agency, where he served as Assistant Director of Public Information. In 1993, he joined the Research and Development Division of the Chicago Police Department, and was part of the team that designed and implemented the CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy) strategy of community policing. He was also lead author of the department’s strategic plan called Together We Can.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC, in 1998 as a member of Chief Charles Ramsey’s leadership team for rebuilding the Metropolitan Police Department and implementing community policing and other organizational change initiatives. At the MPD, he focused on building the department’s online communication and community outreach capacities. In 2007, Kevin joined the staff of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, where he managed communications and research efforts. Prior to joining PERF, he served as an Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the United States Senate, where he oversaw a number of operational, communications and customer service functions.

A native of Arizona, Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has written numerous articles for professional publications, including a chapter in “Best Practices in Law Enforcement Public Information” (International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2006).