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Julie Wartell

USP Lecturer

Julie Wartell
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    La Jolla , California 92093


Julie Wartell has been working in the public sector and non-profit fields for twenty-five years. Her professional career started as a crime analyst in the San Diego Police Department working on a federal research grant. After serving as a Fellow to the National Institute of Justice Crime Mapping Research Center, Julie was the project director of the East Valley COMPASS Initiative (a Department of Justice regional analysis effort) and crime analyst coordinator for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. In addition to working for law enforcement agencies, Julie has worked as a researcher for the Institute for Law and Justice and the Police Executive Research Forum, providing training, doing evaluations and conducting studies of policing and crime reduction efforts. Julie is currently an independent advisor on public safety issues relating to crime analysis, problem solving and justice systems. She works closely with the Center for Problem Oriented Policing and serves as a Subject Matter Expert on several Bureau of Justice Assistance programs.

Ms. Wartell has performed a wide range of research on and analysis of crime problems and police-related issues, worked on strategic planning efforts, and coordinated the development of a series of crime mapping training modules. She works with policing agencies on implementing and enhancing crime analysis and doing community policing and problem solving. She has conducted extensive training and made presentations to officers, analysts and community leaders around the world on topics relating to crime analysis and problem-oriented policing, has edited or authored numerous publications, and supports several organizations with Geographic Information System (GIS) and analysis expertise.

Ms. Wartell has been teaching “GIS for Urban and Community Planning” in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (USP) at UCSD for over 8 years. In addition, she began teaching “Craft Breweries and the Urban Economy” in 2016 (which her friends all wish they could enroll!).

Over the years, Julie has served on the Executive Committee of the Surfrider Foundation-San Diego Chapter, Chaired the Publications Committee for the International Association of Crime Analysts and was on the Southern California Regional Leadership Team for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS. When Julie is not teaching, mentoring students, volunteering or fighting crime, she runs a brewery mapping company which allows her to gather real data from the field for her work at UCSD.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Criminology & Police Management, University of Cambridge (UK), 2014
  • Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration, San Diego State University (California), 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts - Linguistics, Minor in Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1989