New Chief of FBI Crime Statistics Unit Named

JRSA Forum. December 2012. Volume 30, Number 4.

In July 2012, Amy C. Blasher was selected by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Executive Staff as the Unit Chief of the Crime Statistics Management Unit in the Law Enforcement Support Section, where she handles all of the Uniform Crime Reporting matters and oversees the annual publication of Crime in the United States. Ms. Blasher graduated from West Virginia University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in liberal arts. She began her career with the FBI in November 1995 as a mail and file clerk and she later worked as a fingerprint examiner. She joined the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section in August 1998, where she served on the NICS Development Team. She went on to serve as a Management and Program Analyst within the NICS Section, and was involved with policy and new initiative development. Through her tenure with the NICS Section she held many Senior Manager Leadership roles, including oversight of the Quality Assurance Program, legal administrative functions, and liaison/outreach activities. In May 2012, she received the Outstanding Supervisor/Manager in an Administrative Series award at the 2012 Excellence in Government Awards Program, recognized by the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board.