About Henry A. Wallace

Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) promoted progressive ideas in order to give the power back to the people. As the 33rd Vice President of the United States, Wallace advocated for an informed public and was committed to social justice, equality, and peace within the United States. He encouraged citizens to take a stand for civil rights and to denounce hatred and injustice.

Purpose of the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database

The purpose of the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database is to improve policing and inform the public about crimes committed by nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers across the United States.

About Us

The Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Public Database is a project of Philip M. Stinson, Sr., J.D., Ph.D., and his Police Integrity Research Group. Dr. Stinson is a professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The database provides summary information that is not otherwise aggregated or publicly available for more than 16,000 criminal arrest cases of nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers (e.g., police officers, state troopers, deputy sheriffs) from the years 2005-2018.


Support for the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Public Database was provided by the Wallace Action Fund of Tides Foundation on the recommendation of Randall Wallace.

The research project was previously supported by Award No. 2011-IJ-CX-0024, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

Philip Matthew Stinson, Sr. J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Stinson’s primary area of research is police behaviors, including police crime, police corruption, and police misconduct. Dr. Stinson’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Criminal Justice Policy Review, The Prison Journal, Victims & Offenders, and Journal of Crime & Justice. His research has also been featured in many news publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and FiveThirtyEight. Phil Stinson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, CBC, BBC, Sky News, CCTV, and numerous other media outlets worldwide. Dr. Stinson’s research was recently featured on the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He teaches a variety or undergraduate and graduate courses at Bowling Green, including Criminal Law, Procedural Rights, Criminal Courts, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis, and Law, Evidence & Procedure in Forensic Science.

Research Assistants

The following student research assistants at Bowling Green State University worked on this project: Christy Adams, Sana Ali, Warifa Azeez, Jenna Bartholomew, Marta Bettinelli, Joelle Bridges, Gregory Burger, Zachary Calogeras, Evin Carmack, Xavier Cordonnier, Paige Crawford, Vincent Crews, Natalie DiChiro, Monica Eaton, Charles Eberle, Madison Engelbert, Alexis Faile, Douglas Fay, Rachel Fettinger, Madeline Fisher, Quinn Foley, Jacob Frankhouser, Megan Frate, Maria Gardella, Jillian Grzywna, Madison Guinther, Austin Hadamuscin, Monique Hampton, Joanna Hanson, Taylor Henn, Justin Hernandez, Aubrey Hill, Breanne Hitchen, Cole Hosterman, Isaac Houser, Dominique Howard, James Howell, Ryan Hunter, Stacey Jacovetti, Nicholas Jellison, Lyla Johnson, Leah Jolliffe, Nikolas King, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Tanya Korte, Conor Krofft, Jonathan Kutz, Theresa Lanese, Mariah Lax, Megan Lewis, Krista Long, Morgan Major, Monica Matticoli, Katelyn Moran, Kathleen Murray, Raven Ory, Jordan Parker, Tiffany Pleska, Andrew Pope, Jessica Rentner, Julia Rhoad, Ashley Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Dennis Roehrig, Andrew Rudnik, Autumn Rydarowicz, Bethany Sager, Delaney Salenbien, Adam Sierra, Lexie Sigsworth, Alexa Sir Louis, Zane Smiddy, Emma Smith, Scott Stevenson, Mackenzie Stewart, Jacob Stose, Callie Stull, Jarrod Sutton, Christin Swanepoel, Megan Swinehart, Taylor Szalkowski, Preston Tartt, Erin Thomson, Natalie Todak, Kevan Toney, Marissa Ulmer, Baylee Valerius, Kelly Wallace, Troy Wendel, Chloe Wentzlof, Georgianna Whitely, Mallorie Wilson, Emma Wirtz, Natalie Wise, Alton Woods, and Szymon Wozniak.

Project Staff for the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database

Philip Stinson – Principal Investigator
Eric Cooke – Co-Investigator
John Liederbach – Co-Investigator
Adam Watkins – Co-Investigator
Chris Wammes – IT Manager of Web Technologies
Tim Hooper – Applications Developer
Chloe Wentzlof – Chief Research Assistant

Database Version Change Log

Production Date: August 10, 2023
Added arrest cases from year 2018. Added cases from years 2005-2017 that were previously undiscovered. The database now includes 16,563 arrest cases from years 2005-2018. Updated research assistant names.

Production Date: September 1, 2022
Added arrest cases from year 2017. Added several hundred cases from years 2005-2017 that were previously undiscovered. Deleted 12 cases which were incorrectly included in the database and do not meet our inclusion criteria. The database now includes 15,200 arrest cases from years 2005-2017. Updated research assistant names. Added undergraduate teaching materials.

Production Date: February 17, 2022
Updated research assistant names and updated the database version.

Production Date: July 29, 2021
Added arrest cases from year 2016. The database now includes 13,214 arrest cases from years 2005-2016. Updated research assistant names.

Production Date: April 22, 2021
Updated research assistant names and updated the database version.

Production Date: July 30, 2020
Added arrest cases from year 2015. The database now includes 11,932 arrest cases from years 2005-2015. Updated research assistant names.

Production Date: April 23, 2020
Added new victims’ search page to website.

Production Date: February 13, 2020
Updated research assistant names and updated the database version.

Production Date: September 12, 2019
Updated research assistant names and updated the database version.

Production Date: May 30, 2019
Added a link to Apple Podcasts. Updated research assistant names. Updated the database to now includes 170 variables.

Production Date: February 7, 2019
Added arrest cases from year 2014. The database now includes 10,287 arrest cases from years 2005-2014. Updated research assistant names.

Production Date: June 12, 2018
Updated the database version.

Production Date: December 15, 2017
Added arrest cases from year 2013. The database now includes 9,088 arrest cases from years 2005-2013, with data on 159 variables.

Production Date: September 12, 2017
The initial deployment of the website includes 8,006 arrest cases from years 2005-2012, with data on 159 variables.