Data-Driven Women in Policing Fellowship

Simsi's partnership with the 30x30 Initiative aims to advance women leaders in policing. Increasing the number of women in police recruit classes is a key step towards better public safety. Women police officers must also be afforded every opportunity to rise through the ranks to become leaders in their departments and communities.

Award Overview

This fully remote 1-year fellowship includes: (1) Dedicated direct training, technical support, and consultation on Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) for data analysis, crime prevention programming, and risk-based policing; (2) Personal subscription to RTMDx software; (3) Data concierge services; and (4) Eligibility for RTM Certification via Rutgers University. The fellowship is project-based, self-guided, and asynchronous.

Award Eligibility

Open to any and all women employed by an agency that signed the 30x30 Initiative Pledge and remains in good standing. Individual and group (majority women and women-led) projects are permissible.

Earn Professional Experience

Promotion can be a lengthy and competitive process, and may depend on specialized training, proven abilities to problem-solve, or technological expertise that make a candidate stand-out from the crowd.

Focus on Career Advancement

This fellowship opens the door to opportunities for professional development and career advancement, along with providing the support and mentorship needed to learn and excel along the way.

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To advance women police officers to leadership ranks by increasing access to the tools, training, and practical experiences in data analytics that shape 21st century evidence-based policing programs and operations. To encourage innovative and productive applications of Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) that address contemporary issues in policing, crime prevention, community engagement, and public safety.

Review Criteria

  • Applications require a brief proposal for projects that utilize RTM and address contemporary issues in policing, crime prevention, community engagement, or public safety. 
  • The review committee comprised of representatives from Simsi, 30×30 Initiative, and Rutgers University will review your application.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on the Review Committee’s assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, professional development needs, career objectives, practice/policy implications, and/or sustainability. No specific weight is given to any one area. A project scope that goes above-and-beyond “normal” work duties is highly regarded.
  • Proposals are evaluated based on overall merit of all aspects of the application.


Awards are made to individuals (or small teams of individuals working together), not agencies or institutions. Recipients cannot use the fellowship or its related resources for commercial interests. Recipients are expected to acknowledge resources and assistance provided by the fellowship in any publications, presentations, visual/video/audio works, or other products resulting from the project. ​Simsi or the 30x30 Initiative may limit the number of fellowships at any time for any reason without notice.

Application Form

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. RECOMMENDED: Draft your responses to the form fields elsewhere, offline. Then copy and past into this form when you're ready to submit a complete application.

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