Jessica Toliver serves as PERF's Deputy Director of Technical Assistance, responsible for providing technical assistance and management expertise on issues that directly impact public safety. Most recently in her career, Ms. Toliver served as a Program Manager at the Lafayette Group consultant firm where she was one of four executive-level leaders within the company responsible for directing, managing and facilitating national-level homeland security, communications interoperability, and emergency preparedness projects. Ms. Toliver led a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts and was directly responsible for creation and delivery of technical assistance workshops for emergency management and intelligence fusion center personnel across the nation; topics included Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Governance, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Health Security, Tactical Interoperability and Communications Plan Development, and the law enforcement Fusion Liaison Officer Program implementation plan. Her previous PERF research projects and publications include Strategies to Thwart the Stop Snitching Phenomenon; Enhancing the Effectiveness of Intelligence Fusion Centers: A View from the Perspective of Law Enforcement; Promoting Effective Homicide Investigations; Police Management of Mass Demonstrations: Identifying Issues and Successful Approaches; and Protecting Your community from Terrorism Strategies for Local Law Enforcement, Volume 6. Ms. Toliver has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy and a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Richmond.
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