Greensboro Police Captain Earns Coveted Scholarship

Captain Shon F. Barnes
"Captain Shon F. Barnes was awarded the 2015 Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholarship.  The scholarship, an all expenses paid attendance to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, was designed by the National Institute of Justice to help law enforcement officers integrate research into their day to day work. 

Barnes, who leads the Greensboro Police Department’s Operational Support Division, was one ten recipients chosen nationwide for the LEADS scholarship. He was the only officer chosen in the entire southeast region of the nation.  Barnes acknowledges “the conference is an opportunity to promote the City of Greensboro and the police department on a national stage.” 

Barnes’ earned the scholarship by writing a brief paper describing how science-based initiatives such as crime analysis algorithms can be implemented to fight crime.

He hopes to bring back from the conference the “most current research on proven practices and effective methods of policing which will lead to greater efficiency and management of resources for the citizens of Greensboro.”  The most important aspects about the conference he hopes to bring back to the city of Greensboro is the educational content in relation to police and community relations, new advancements in technology with regards to emerging crime trends, and networking with other agencies for new ideas and concepts to advance the mission of the Greensboro Police Department.   

The conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from Oct. 24 - 27."

- A Press Release

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