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Dawn Clausius is a Police Intelligence Analyst with the Olathe Kansas Police Department and has been an analyst for the past seven years. Prior to being an analyst, Dawn was a police officer with the Prairie Village Kansas Police Department for nine years. Dawn was a Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, academy Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor and a Crime Prevention Officer at the department. As a Crime Prevention Officer, Dawn was also tasked with the duty as Crime Analyst and filled the position for four years.
Dawn earned her B.G.S. in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 1997 and her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2010. Dawn is currently serving her second term as the Secretary for the IACA, the past President of the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (M.A.R.C.A.N.) and an instructor for the IACA. Dawn was also the recipient of the IACA Membership Award in 2008 and was awarded Civilian of the Year in 2008 for the Olathe Kansas Police Department.

Dr. Rachel Santos is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She has been working with police organizations for since 1994. She was the Director of the Crime Mapping Laboratory at the Police Foundation in Washington DC from 2000 to 2003 where she developed curriculum, provided training, and conducted research on best practices of crime analysis, crime mapping, and problem analysis. Dr. Santos has been at Florida Atlantic University since 2003, and her current research focuses on police organizational change and the institutionalization of problem solving, crime analysis, and accountability into a police agency’s day-to-day operations in order to improve crime reduction effectiveness and she works with all sized police agencies around the United States. She is standing committee member of the International Association of Crime Analysis Standards Committee and through that committee has developed national standards for definitions for tactical patterns and types, for crime analysis undergraduate and graduate education, and is currently working on the reconstituting the definition of crime analysis and its types. Two of her books include Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping 3rd Edition (2012), and as second author with Professor Marcus Felson, Crime and Everyday Life, 4th Edition (2010). Dr. Santos earned her master’s degree and doctor of philosophy in sociology from Arizona State University.

Roberto Santos, PhD has been with the Port St. Lucie (Florida) Police Department since 1994. Currently, he is commander of the Professional Standards Division. Prior to his current assignment, he has served as Acting Assistant Chief overseeing the Patrol Bureau, as the commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, and as the commander of the Special Investigations Division. Lieutenant Santos has been the supervisor of the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit since 2006 and has been the catalyst for creating a department-wide organizational model for institutionalizing crime reduction strategies, crime analysis, and accountability in his agency. He assists law enforcement agencies and trains police personnel around the U.S. in systemically implementing evidenced-based strategies and is the Policing Specialist for the five year project to institutionalize CompStat and Crime Analysis to police agencies in the entire state of Maryland, and has published several articles and COPS Office guidebooks on this topic. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class 239), and is an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University teaching criminology and policing courses. He earned his Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with a concentration in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Laura Wyckoff has experience supervising research and working with practitioners in policing, juvenile justice, and prosecution. She specializes in the application of crime analysis, crime mapping, crime-at-place, police practices, and research methods. Dr. Wyckoff’s work is both theoretical and applied, working with agencies across the country. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland at College Park, performing research in the realms of police practice and place-based criminology. Presently, Dr. Wyckoff is a senior faculty researcher for the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD), a fellow for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and a science advisor for the Police Foundation. In her fellowship with BJA, Dr. Wyckoff is examining and disseminating crime analysis best practices, as a means to reinforce the mission of BJA’s Crime Analysis on Demand initiative. In her role as science advisor for the Police Foundation, Dr. Wyckoff provides support for current projects and directs the Police Foundation/International Association of Crime Analysts’ training initiative to assist law enforcement executives in understanding how to increase the crime analysis capacity in their agency. In her position at UMD, Dr. Wyckoff is serving as the research partner to Maryland’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative and continuing as the project director for the Maryland Governor’s flagship program “Implementing and Institutionalizing CompStat and Crime Analysis in Maryland,” now in its sixth year of funding.

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