Public Safety Platform Manager, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Samantha Gwinn coordinates and aligns the LexisNexis public safety strategy with program execution. She serves as a central resource for customer understanding, works closely with the product management and delivery teams, conducts testing of functionality and user experience, and develops and cultivates new ideas. She started with LexisNexis as a solutions consultant, and moved into a government fraud analyst role for several years before returning to a law enforcement focus.
Before joining LexisNexis in 2011, Samantha worked for five years as a crime analyst in the FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) Unit. Her responsibilities included working closely with local law enforcement agencies, FBI field offices and the FBI Behavioral Analysis Units on serial/stranger-based violent crime, specifically homicides, sexual assaults, missing persons and unidentified remains cases. She analyzed cold cases as well as recent cases, providing subject timelines, potentially related incidents, suspect leads and additional investigative insight. In addition to case work, Samantha served for over four years on the Joint Applications Development (JAD) committee within the ViCAP Unit, which was responsible for transitioning from a client-based system to a web-based national database accessible through Law Enforcement Online (LEO).
Prior to joining the FBI, Samantha was a crime analyst the San Diego Police Department for several years, where she worked closely with two area commands and the Sex Crimes Unit. Samantha also served for 2½ years as the crime analyst for the San Diego Unified School District Police Department, and she started her career as an intern with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Samantha served for three years as Treasurer for the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), and she was co-chair of the IACA committee that created their existing law enforcement analyst certification program. She is currently part of the IACA Publications Committee and recently assisted in planning two international symposiums.
Samantha earned her BA in psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and her MS in criminal justice and criminology from San Diego State University. She lives in southwest Washington, DC.