Usha Sutliff

Usha Sutliff is a Subject Matter Expert at Lafayette Group, a Virginia-based government consultancy that provides a range of services to support the public safety and national security needs of Federal, State, and local government agencies. Ms. Sutliff develops, manages and supports projects related to law enforcement, counter-terrorism, intelligence, homeland security and cybersecurity. She has developed complex curricula and training, both Instructor-Led and Web-Based, for national law enforcement training programs and managed national teams of high-level intelligence and law enforcement professionals. Ms. Sutliff, who is based in Los Angeles has also developed programs and written key documents that support the counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism capacity of major urban police agencies.

Ms. Sutliff came to Lafayette Group in December of 2008 from the Center for Policing Terrorism at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the New York-based think tank that pioneered the “Broken Windows” theory of policing. As Deputy Director for the Center, she was seconded full time to the LAPD’s Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau (now Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau), where she worked with the Deputy Chief and his staff on a range of counter-terrorism programs and initiatives that helped grow and refine the department’s counterterrorism capabilities. She has been a member of the LAPD Reserve Program since 2007. A former professional print journalist, Usha Sutliff has also authored a wide range of articles, publications, reports, and Congressional testimony on topics related to state and local law enforcement practices. Ms. Sutliff also worked as Associate Director of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Media Relations Department and as a Field Deputy for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certification in intelligence analysis.