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Jason Hutchens

Smart Public Safety Solutions


By leveraging his diverse experience and background as an attorney, professor and a seasoned public safety practitioner, Jason provides a unique perspective to help agencies tackle their specific business and technology challenges head-on.


Director – Planning and Assessment Division, Indiana Department of Homeland Security 
Chief Deputy Director, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Associate Faculty – School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Associate Fellow, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research
Chief Administrator of Special Projects, Marion County Justice Agency
Coordinator of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership
Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
IJIS Institute Procurement Innovation and Interoperability Standards Advisory Committee
IJIS Institute/APCO Emergency Communications Taskforce
Member – Board of Directors, Justice Information Sharing Practitioners (JISP) Network
State Representative to the US Department of Homeland Security NIEM Program Office, State and Local Workshop
President, Board of Directors, DARE Indiana


Doctor of Jurisprudence, Indiana University School of Law
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Indiana University


Jason began his career with the Hudson Institute as a partner with the city of Indianapolis working to combat violent crime with the use of data driven strategies for law enforcement. As early as 2003, Jason was already making a name for himself within public safety by winning the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) National Achievement Award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in Law Enforcement. It was during this time that he set the stage for a forward-thinking career by understanding the interconnectedness of policy, technology and processes within the criminal justice field.

Jason then held executive roles within public safety by helping lead the State of Indiana in the areas of law enforcement and criminal justice issues including his tenure as Chief Deputy Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). ICJI is the primary planning agency for the state's criminal and juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services endeavors. During his time at ICJI, Jason was responsible for overseeing the Institute's public policy efforts, managing the Institute's programmatic and fiscal responsibilities as the State Administering Agency (SAA) of federal grant funds, and coordinating research efforts with the Justice Research and Statistics Association affiliated Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).

Additionally, Jason served as the Director of the Planning and Assessment Division at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Jason continued his thought leadership, managing IT projects and planning developments in key policy areas such as cyber security, critical infrastructure, data interoperability and integration with the State EOC and Fusion Center – areas he continues to refine with customers at Motorola today. During his time at the Department of Homeland Security, Jason served as a member of the agency's executive staff as well as a member of the policy group during any state disaster emergency response or activation, maintaining a Secret Level clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In his current role as a member of Motorola's Smart Public Safety Solutions team, Jason helps law enforcement agencies identify their problems, prioritize their goals and maximize their investment. By listening to customers' challenges and helping them understand the underlying public safety technology ecosystem involved, he is able to structure solutions that fit each agency's needs focusing on mission performance and their business outcomes. In this way, Jason not only provides customers with innovative solutions, he helps them drive process change so they can continue to grow and adapt in the years to come.