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Jon Bottema

Dr. Jon Bottema

Assistant Professor


A Johannes “Jon” Bottema is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Bottema focuses on practical research that positively impacts law enforcement agencies at various levels and the communities they serve. In particular, he is interested in evidence-based policing and the utilization of intelligence within law enforcement. His work has appeared in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Policing: An International Journal, and the Journal of Drug Issues.

  • PHD - Arizona State University-Tempe (2021)
  • MS - Arizona State University-Tempe (2017)
  • BS - Arizona State University-Tempe (2016)
  • Implementing a patrol-driven intelligence officer program: A policing innovation trial, Policing: A Journal of Policy & Practice, 2022
  • Examining Views of Police Chiefs and College Students Regarding Drug Disqualifiers for the Hiring of Police Officers in Arizona, Journal of Drug Issues, 2021
  • The benefit of intelligence officers: Assessing their contribution to success through actionable intelligence, Policing: An International Journal, 2019
  • Working towards intelligence-led policing: The Phoenix Police Department intelligence officer program, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 2018
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Intelligence, Policing, Security