Defense Advisory Committee on Investigations, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces

Sergeant James "Jim" Markey, Retired

Sergeant James "Jim" Markey, Retired Sgt. Markey has over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Phoenix Police Department.  Serving in a variety of positions Jim was recognized with over 30 commendations and awards.  For over 14 years he directly supervised the sexual assault unit which is part of a multi-disciplinary sexual assault response team co-located in the City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center.  Jim oversaw the investigation of more than 7,000 sexual assaults, including over 150 serial rape cases.  In 2000, he was able to secure Violence Against Women grant funding to design, develop, and supervise a first of its kind sexual assault cold case team with the City of Phoenix.  This team has been successful in reviewing nearly 4,000 unsolved sexual assault dating back 25 over years.  For the past 15 years Jim has been a certified and nationally recognized trainer delivering in person and on-line webinar training for a numerous criminal justice organizations on sexual assault investigations and response.  Currently, he is a contract consultant for the DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) where his team provides technical assistance and training to over 50 SAKI grantees across the United States.  Jim's expertise and experience has been used in investigative case review as well as assessment of sexual assault unit response.  This includes a recently completed a comprehensive assessment for the Tempe Police Department (Tempe, AZ) Sexual Assault Unit.  He currently serves as a member of the NIJ SAFER Act Working Group and Editorial Team, NIJ Cold Case Working Group, Arizona Commission on Victims in the Courts (COVIC) , and the Arizona Forensic Advisory Committee.





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