Jonathan Lewin serves as Managing Deputy Director for the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, overseeing Public Safety Information Technology from the city's Departments of Police, Fire, and Emergency Management. Detailed to this position as a sworn Chicago Police commander, he manages police information systems including the Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) application, the largest transaction police database in the United States and winner of the Innovations in American Government Award from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. CLEAR supports over 32,000 users from over 450 law enforcement agencies. He is responsible for the city’s advanced police crime surveillance camera network, described by the Department of Homeland Security as one of the most advanced in the nation.
He serves on the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC) and was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was appointed Chairperson of the Technology Committee of the State of Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS) Board in 2008, promoting integration of criminal justice information systems from throughout the state.
Prior to his current appointment, he served as Commander of the Chicago Police Information Services Division, Commanding Officer of Continuing Education at the Education and Training Division, Coordinator of the Technology Section of the Research and Development Division, and a field lieutenant and Acting Watch Commander in some of the busiest districts in the city. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.