Bob Harrison is an adjunct researcher at RAND corporation. Harrison completed his 30-year police career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. He is the course manager for the CA Peace Officer Standards and Training’s (POST) Command College, a graduate program for law enforcement managers. While a fellow with POST, he created and taught instructor development training to the State’s academy instructors. In 2015, he was part of a team that facilitated the creation of a Law Enforcement Foresight Unit for the police in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Harrison has authored articles that have appeared in a number of state and national law enforcement publications.
His research interests include homeland security, justice policy, organizational development, leadership, futures and foresight tools, communications and writing. Harrison's work includes developing a virtual reality platform for police critical decision-making, and the creation of a national guidance document for law enforcement agencies as they make choices about the transition to emerging broadband technologies for public safety.
Previous PositionsPolice Chief 1998-2004; Course Manager and faculty member, CA POST Command College; Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom
Bob Harrison, "Command College - Foresight as a Foundation to Law Enforcement Execurtive Development," On the Horizon, (March), 2019
Bob Harrison, "Why Should Cops Study the Future?" FBI National Academy Associates Magazine, (March), 2015
Bob Harrison, "Forrester's Rules for Police Leadership," The Police Chief, (January), 2015
Bob Harrison, "Police Training 2032 - A Retrospective," The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, (September ), 2014