Friedrich "Sam" Steiner

I am a Chief Inspector with the Austrian Federal Police and was instrumental in the creation of the Styrian Crime Analysis Unit in 2005 and have headed this unit from the start.

Having been a frontline officer since 1980, with vast experience in uniformed and undercover work combatting serious drug crime, as well as a commanding officer, I'm the biggest fan of sharing crime analysis experience and learning from others. 

My operations have been modeled on concepts I learned through numerous training conferences, most of them in the U.S. and I have made it my goal to bring these concepts to analysts and law enforcement across the world. I chaired the IACA European Subcommittee for international outreach until January 2022 and now I'm working on making the European Association of Crime Analyst successful.

Since 2014 I have also been responsible for the annual Austrian crime analysis training conference.

I am married, a father of three, and a grandfather of two (plus one dachshund)! I‘m a fourth degree black belt in Judo and certified Judo and self-defense instructor and enjoy recreational archery with family and friends.

My personal mission: continuous learning, driving change and growing my international network



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