Nick Selby writes on law enforcement, data, technology and information security. He is currently focusing his research in the areas of finding better solutions to the challenges posed by law enforcement and those suffering from mental illness, physical disabilities, and drug addiction. Nick is also conducting research of the dilemmas faced by the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain.

Nick is a police detective at a Texas law enforcement agency. His old blog on was popular. Nick has a Wikipedia page, and a personal website.


Nick is the lead author of In Context: Understanding Police Killings of Unarmed Civilians (2016), along with Ben Singleton and Ed Flosi, based on Nick's work on the StreetCred Police Killings in Context Data Project. Nick is also lead author of the forthcoming, Cyber Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to Cyberterrorist Attacks (February 28, 2017), from Weldon Owen. CSM is co-authored by Eric Olson, Moeed Siddiqui, Chris Valasek, and Heather Vascent.

Selby was co-author of Blackhatonomics: An Inside Look at the Economics of Cybercrime (2012), and technical editor of Investigating Internet Crimes: An Introduction to Solving Crimes in Cyberspace (2013).

Articles & Media

Nick regularly publishes articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Calibre Press, many newspaper Op-Ed pages, including USA Today, RealClearPolicy, RealClearHealth, and this blog.


You can read recent interviews with Nick at Fault Lines, and The Crime Report.


Nick is co-inventor of two pending United States Patents: 14/946,714, "Predictive Analytics Processing System and Method", the main processes utilized by StreetCred Warrants; and 14/946,656, "Database Query, Analysis, and Reporting System and Method," the main processes used by StreetCred Clarity.