Maureen Q. McGough is the Director of National Programs for the Police Foundation, where she oversees the organization’s national training, technical assistance, and evidence-based policing initiatives. She joined the Police Foundation after a decade of federal service, where she predominately served as senior policy advisor at the US Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice. At NIJ, McGough created and championed the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program, an influential national initiative to empower law enforcement to advance the police profession through science. She also oversaw criminal justice system reform initiatives, human trafficking research, and technical assistance efforts to prevent wrongful convictions and protect individuals’ sixth amendment rights. She established numerous international partnerships, including a novel collaboration to support the Kenya Wildlife Service’s counter-poaching efforts with the State Department. Additional experience includes serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, counsel on countering violent extremism to the US Deputy Attorney General, and coordinator of federal AIDS relief in Kigali, Rwanda. McGough sits on the FBI’s Law Enforcement Education and Training Council and is a recent Executive Fellow with the Brookings Institution. She is an attorney and earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School.