IACA Publications Committee (PC)

John Ng, Saskatoon (SK) Police Service – Chair of the Publications Committee (publications@iaca.net)

Special Constable John Ng is a full-time crime analyst with the Saskatoon Police Service since 2010. His work began in their Planning and Research/CompStat Unit and was subsequently hired as the inaugural Patrol (Crime) Analyst in November 2011. John is an active member of the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CAN-SEBP). He previously served as a member of their Community Engagement Team where he helped lead the Analyst Series Team on Twitter and is currently a Community Liaison via Twitter as well as being part of CAN-SEBP’s Transition Team. He’s also been involved with the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) since 2010 as a contributing author of 4 white papers for the Standards, Methods, and Technology Committee, Methods Subcommittee and is currently the Chair of their Publications Committee. Furthermore, he’s presented on a couple of occasions at the IACA’s annual conference & symposium and at the 2019 ASEBP conference. He has also been interviewed on the role of crime analysts in evidence-based policing. John is a certified law enforcement analyst with the IACA and is among a handful of certified analysts in Canada. He was also selected in 2019 to be an IACP/NIJ LEADS scholar, is one of the first two analysts to have this scholarship, and is the first in Canada. He’s successfully completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of work, he’s a new father of twins, a husband, an active community volunteer, and a student of taekwondo.

Grant Drawve, University of Arkansas

Grant Drawve is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at the University of Arkansas (UA). He is also the Associate Director of the Crime & Security Data Analytics Lab at UA. Grant has research and teaching interests in crime analysis, crime & place, neighborhoods & crime, and larger public health outcomes (spatial focus).

Jonas Baughman, Kansas City Police Department

Captain Jonas Baughman is a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department (KCPD).  He has held assignments in patrol, investigations, crime/intelligence analysis, and administration during his tenure but quickly found crime analysis to be his professional passion during his early years as an officer.  In fact, over ten of his seventeen years with the KCPD have been in positions related to crime or intelligence analysis.  He has served as a crime analyst; helped create the KCPD’s Real-time Crime Center and supervise its first team; supervised a squad of gang intelligence detectives; and was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police where he provided strategic analysis and other performance metrics to executive command staff to assist the Department’s crime-fighting efforts.  Captain Baughman’s primary interests include spatial analysis and predictive policing, as well as data mining and data visualization.  He is also interested in building upon his background in psychology through exploration of wellness programs for America’s law enforcement officers and their families.  Captain Baughman also feels there is much to be learned by working with international police departments, allowing law enforcement agencies to leverage best practices from across the globe.

Lesley Wilson, Sugar Land (TX) Police Department

Lesley Wilson has worked for the Sugar Land Police Department since 2018. She has recently taken on a more Administrative-focused role, including some System Administration duties. She started her Crime Analysis Career at the Houston Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, and before that, she worked as a Geophysical Analyst in the oil and gas industry.

Carlena Orosco, Tempe Police Department

Carlena Orosco is a third-year PhD student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University (ASU) where she works as a Research Assistant in the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. She is also employed full time as an Analyst in the Strategic Planning, Analysis & Research Center (SPARC) at Tempe Police Department. Prior to joining Tempe PD, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Statistical Analysis Center. Carlena holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino, and also completed several doctoral courses at Temple University before arriving at ASU. Carlena has worked on research projects spanning numerous content areas, including de-escalation in policing, police dispatchers, community crime patterns, and law enforcement decision-making. Additionally, she worked for nine years as a police dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Carlena is currently a research assistant on the ASU/Tempe PD SPI project under the guidance of Dr. Mike White.

Gwen Udell, George Mason University

Gwen M. Udell currently teaches courses within the Criminology, Law & Society Department at George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor.  She also created and instructs the Fundamentals of Crime Analysis and the Criminal Investigative Analysis online courses for the IACA.   Prior to this, she was the Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor at the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia for over 13 years. Gwen graduated from Mercyhurst University with a B.A. in Intel Studies and has a M.S. in Criminal Justice with a Concentration on Criminal Behavior.   She has been a presenter at several of the IACA and VCAN conferences as well as being a member of several committees in both organizations. Throughout her law enforcement career, she has assisted with numerous high profile cases including the Anthrax Killer, the DC Area Snipers and she was a member of the East Coast Rapist Task Force.  Gwen recently received the 2020 George Mason University Teacher of Distinction Award. She is also a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (class of 2012).

Sandra Bibby, RCMP-Red Deer Detachment

Sandra Bibby was inspired to go into criminal analysis while working for the Japanese Exchange Teaching Program (JET) in Tomiai town on Kyushu island, after reading a newspaper article on analysts. After completing her teaching contract in Japan, which was precede by four years of teaching in Seoul, South Korea, Sandra headed to the University of Leeds to obtain a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. Upon graduating, Sandra returned to Canada and worked for the Alberta government as a policy analyst before joining the Royal Canada Mounted Police (RCMP) as a strategic analyst. A criminal intelligence analyst position opened in Strathcona County, Alberta and Sandra started as their first analyst at the RCMP detachment.  Sandra is currently a criminal intelligence analyst with the City of Red Deer, working at the RCMP Detachment and is part of a three-person analyst unit, where her 13 years of experience working on all types of investigations has assisted in developing the detachment’s crime reduction programs.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and has been an IACA member since 2017. In her off-time Sandra enjoys traveling and playing box lacrosse for the local women’s team in Red Deer.

Eva Mazzeo, Anaheim Police Department

Eva Mazzeo is a Crime and Intelligence Analyst who collaborates with police administrators, detectives and patrol officers to solve crime problems and pursue leads. Eva believes what drives the crime and intelligence analysis world forward is the analysts’ shared ability to identify distinct patterns in the complex world of big data.  Eva is skilled in geographic information systems, location-based technology analysis, link analysis, business analysis and relational databases. She is a strong safety and government services professional of over 18 years with a Professional Certificate focused in Crime and Intelligence Analysis and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton.  Eva was the recipient of Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding services to the Anaheim Police Department Special Enforcement Division. She presented at the California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association annual conferences on human trafficking and child torture case studies. She co-instructed the Crime Fighting with Cell Phone Technology class where she taught detectives how to leverage location-based technology for their cases. Currently she teaches a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified crime analysis core course for the California State University, Long Beach Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training.

Fraser Cantelon, London Police Service

Fraser Cantelon has been with the London Police Service since 2014, serving as a Crime Analyst since 2015. He is responsible for providing analytical support to persons crime investigations handled by the Major Crime, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Internet Child Exploitation and Street Crime Units. He is experienced in the analysis of patterns, phone records and social media, among other areas and has presented in multiple capacities relating to crime analysis, including as a guest lecturer.  Prior to working with the LPS, Fraser completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Waterloo and his MSc in Criminological Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire. His areas of interest include the behavioural aspects of crime, criminal investigative analysis, geographic profiling and vigilantism, with the lattermost being the basis for his master’s dissertation.

About The Publications Committee

Our mission is to develop current and relevant information to share with crime analysts, IACA committees, members of law enforcement (including senior leadership), researchers, and the broader public that supports and promotes the growth, institutionalization, and professionalization in the field of crime analysis. 

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