Lindsay Miller Goodison


Lindsay Miller Goodison joined the Police Executive Research forum in 2013.  While at PERF, Miller Goodison has worked extensively on issues related to body-worn cameras, opioids, and improving homicide investigations.  She has served as primary author for a number of PERF’s publications, including Building Successful Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use (2016); Labor and Management Roundtable Discussions: Collaborating to Address Key Challenges in Policing (2015); Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program:  Recommendations and Lessons Learned (2014); and  Local Police Perspectives on State Immigration Policies (2014).  Ms. Goodison has also managed numerous assessments of police department policies and practices, including a review of homicide investigation processes at multiple agency sites across the country.  She also worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to coordinate a series of Labor/Management Roundtable Discussions, which brought together top police executives and labor leaders to reach consensus on issues related to officer safety and wellness, including improving access to mental health and substance use programs, implementing physical fitness programs, and increasing the use of seatbelts and body armor among officers.

Prior to joining PERF, Miller Goodison served as a Program Analyst for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), the government agency that oversees court-involved youth in the District of Columbia.  Her projects at DYRS included managing production of the agency’s first-ever Annual Report, developing an outcome-based tool to measure performance at DYRS’ community-based residential facilities, and producing comprehensive research reports regarding substance abuse and gang intervention programs.  She  also spent three years practicing law at a large corporate firm in the District, where her work focused on conducting complex enforcement investigations into securities and accounting fraud.  Miller Goodison has an M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.