Evan Riddick

Evan Riddick is an Implementation Specialist at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). He joined CPE in November 2021. Prior to joining CPE, Evan served as a Police Officer for the Philadelphia Police Department. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Disproportionate Minority Contact Group which looks into the overrepresentation of young people of color with the Criminal Legal System. 

Over the last ten years, Evan has been given the honor and experience to lead and speak to a wide array of audiences on criminology, criminal justice reform, community engagement and policy. He has experience in police oversight, youth diversion, law enforcement, and public safety. He has also collaborated and spoken with organizations such as the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Coalition for Juvenile Justice, National Policing Institute, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police advocating for the reimagining of public safety and what it looks like for communities. 

Evan holds a Master’s degree in Global Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Penn State University. He believes in people sharing their experiences for change. He knows the importance of centering the community in conversations because the people closest to the issues are the ones with the solutions.