Noah J. Fritz
Crime Analysis, Crime Mapping, Problem Oriented Policing, Police Reform
Office of Data Analytics & Strategic Initiatives
Fairfax County (VA) Police Department
Dr. Noah Fritz retired as the Director of the Office of Data Analytics and Strategic Initiatives (ODASI) within the Office of the Chief at the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department this past June. Noah previously retired from the Tempe (AZ) Police Department in 2020 where he oversaw the Police Analytics Bureau and served on the Command Staff managing the Strategic Planning, Analysis and Research Center (SPARC). He also served as the past Crime Analysis Manager at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Noah returned to the "field" of crime analysis after spending five years as an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His primary area of research is Crime Mapping, Crime Analysis and Geographic Information Systems. He was the previous Director and Founder of the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP)—a U.S. Department of Justice sponsored training and technical assistance program; and served as the Deputy Director of NLECTC; and has previously served for three-terms as President of the IACA (2000, 2003 & 2016).
Most notable accomplishments include a Doctorate in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University, a Master’s from same and undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. He has authored articles in the Sociological Quarterly, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, is a co-author of Exploring Crime Analysis (2004); and appeared nationally on ABC's Weekend News Edition featuring crime mapping and has been featured on public radio in Australia where he provided consulting services to the Victoria Police Department. Noah enjoys camping, hiking and golf; and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.