K. Alex Schneider
North Richland Hills Police Department
A native of North Carolina, Jonathan Sofley received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice (2003) and a Masters of Public Affairs (2005) from Western Carolina University. Upon graduation, Jon moved to Texas and accepted a job with the Austin Police Department where he worked in the Southwest, Central West, and Downtown area commands during his tenure. In 2010, Jon accepted a position with the Dallas Independent School District Police Department to create a Crime Analysis and Planning position where he is planner, analyst, and custodian of records for the department to name a few of his duties. In 2021 he joined the North Richland Hills Police Department as their new Crime Management Analyst. In this new role he is completely rebooting the crime analysis program into a data driven policing model.
His biggest duty with TXLEAN is planning and managing all TXLEAN trainings with the TXLEAN Training Committee. When he's not working, Jon enjoys seeing new and classic movies, baking, traveling and spending time with his family which includes his only child, a rescued bull mastiff/hound mixed breed dog named Sarge. Sarge's hobbies include sleeping, playing, laying on the couch, and drooling everywhere as protects the house from cats and squirrels.
Harris County Sheriff's Office
Kimber Burks-Reece was born and raised within a Texas law enforcement family and began her career with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in September 2005. By 2010, Kimber started in the crime and intelligence analysis sector. She has been assigned to numerous units including Houston HIDTA, Patrol Bureau, Real Time Crime Center, Criminal Investigations Bureau, and the Crime Analysis and Intelligence Division. Kimber has excelled as a liaison as she provides support to patrol officers, investigators, and command staff.
Kimber currently sits as the Vice President for the Greater Houston Law Enforcement Analysts (GHLEA) and the Coordinator for the nationally recognized Harris County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. Presently, she is assigned to the Houston Area Crime Gun Intelligence Center task force with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). When Kimber is not working, she can be found spending time with her husband and sons, with her large extended family, or with her head buried in a book.
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Jennifer Clausen received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology (2012) from Texas State University and a Masters of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014) from Sam Houston State University. Upon graduation, she began her career as a volunteer Crime Analyst for the Rosenberg Police Department. In the fall of 2015, she joined the Montgomery County Sheriff's office where she has served as an intelligence analyst for the Narcotics Taskforce, the Gang Intelligence Unit, and the Real Time Crime Center.
Southlake Police Department
Diana Smith has been with the City of Southlake for 23 years. She has served as the Crime Analyst and Victim Liaison for her department for the past 7 years while additionally carrying an investigative caseload. The combination of these duties allows for constant learning in all facets of police work and community outreach. Diana is the past recipient of multiple Civilian of the Year awards selected by her Command Staff.
Waco Police Department
Angie McCallister has been in the law enforcement field since 2004. She began her career in the field of forensic science after graduating from Baylor University where she worked as a Crime Scene Investigator at the Greensboro (NC) Police Department and the Waco Police Department. After sifting through the aftermath of crime scenes, she jumped at the opportunity to be proactive in fighting crime when the Waco Police Department added two Crime Analyst positions. Her background and working knowledge of Waco imparts added value in helping offer the community an enhanced quality of life.
Senior Officer Robert F. Garcia
Houston Police Department
Robert F. Garcia is a proud native of Houston, Texas. This is one of the main reasons he decided to join the Houston Police Department and serve his community by following in the footsteps of the numerous Family members that did so before him. He became a police officer in 2002 and has been assigned to the department’s Crime Analysis Division for 11 of those years.
After working nightshift at Central Patrol Division and the Security Detail for the HPD Headquarters Building, Robert began his career in Crime Analysis with no prior experience. Working this “other” side of the police department, he quickly saw the value and importance of all the various roles an analyst fills and dedicated himself to continuously learning. Under the tutelage of several senior officers and civilians, like Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst Barry Fosberg, he has become an asset for the division and other analysts due to his knowledge and experience.
Along with the myriad of skills needed to be an effective analyst, Robert thinks people-skills, building networks of contacts, and information-sharing within his own agency and beyond are vital components of being a true force-multiplier. Robert chooses to be an active member of Greater Houston Law Enforcement Analysts (GHLEA), TXLEAN, and IACA as a result.
Serving on the TXLEAN Board as the Law Enforcement Specialist is a way for Robert to show the importance of membership and further the goal of information sharing by enhancing the links between agencies and all members.