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Tempe (AZ) Police Department
Dr. Noah Fritz is the SPARC Supervisor at the Tempe Police Department and the past Crime Analysis Manager at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Noah has gotten back into 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 a previous two term President of the IACA.
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.