Jim Bueermann, former police chief in Redlands, Ca., has been appointed president of the Police Foundation, succeeding the retiring Hubert Williams. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim Bueermann's experience and caliber to lead the foundation,” said board chairman Weldon Rougeau. “Jim's advocacy for evidence-based practice and support of researcher and practitioner partnerships has produced several key studies of crime and policing. He has been a leading advocate among chiefs for using research to make decisions around policy and practice.”
Bueermann was with the Redlands Police Department for 33 years. He was appointed chief and director of housing, recreation, and senior services in 1998. He retired in June 2011. He was the first police chief to be named an honorary fellow in the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is now an executive fellow with the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice and a senior fellow at George Mason University. “I am deeply honored to have been given the opportunity to lead such a prestigious organization as the Police Foundation,” said Bueermann. “As a police officer for more than three decades, I constantly used the knowledge generated by the foundation to advance policing in my hometown. I am humbled to lead the organization that has been instrumental in advancing policing in so many ways—from helping make communities safer through hot spots policing, to helping make police officers' work safer through the foundation's recently released study on officer fatigue and shift work.” Williams headed the Washington, D.C.-based foundation for 27 years.