Kim Rossmo

Vice President

Professor and Director
Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation
School for Criminal Justice and Criminology
Texas State University

Kim Rossmo is the Vice President of the Geographic Profiling Division of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship and has been a full fellow of the ICIAF since 2002. He is also a member of the Police Investigative Operations Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and a former commissioner for the Austin Public Safety Commission.

Dr. Rossmo was the Detective Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department’s Geographic Profiling Section, which provided investigative support for the international law enforcement community. He was formerly a management consultant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Director of Research for the Police Foundation, a think tank in Washington, DC.

Currently, he is the director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation and a full professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University. His research interests include the geography of crime and criminal investigations, and he has been awarded several federal research grants to study the geospatial structure of terrorist cells, causes of criminal investigative failures, and various other military, intelligence, and crime issues. He has assisted police on serial violent crime investigations globally and has been an expert witness in both criminal and civil trials. He sits on the editorial board for Homicide Studies, and has published books on geographic profiling, criminal investigative failures, and a Texas crime atlas. Dr. Rossmo has been awarded the Governor General of Canada Police Exemplary Service Medal.