Jonathan Lewin is a senior public safety advisor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), serving public safety stakeholders in Illinois and Michigan. He also is part of the FirstNet Authority’s law enforcement community of practice.
Before joining the FirstNet Authority in 2020, Jonathan served briefly as chief information officer for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. Prior to this role, he served as chief of the bureau of technical services and chief information officer for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and was detailed for four years as managing deputy director for the City of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications. He was a sworn member of CPD for over 28 years, rising through the ranks from police officer to bureau chief.
Jonathan served as a board member and past chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Technology Section. He was appointed as the Major Cities Chiefs of Police representative on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFECOM Executive Committee and FirstNet's Public Safety Advisory Council in 2017. In 2019, he was named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers for technology innovation and was awarded Technology Champion of the Year by NOBLE (the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives). Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice at Southern Illinois University, a Master of Arts in public policy at Northwestern University, and a Master of Arts in security studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.