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The Crime Analyst Role in Evidence Based Policing by Heather Lane

  • Fri, February 11, 2022
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Webinar


  • TXLEAN member rate
  • Non-TXLEAN attendee rate
  • Attendees with a registration code.


In this webinar Heather will talk about evidence based policing and how it has become a necessity in the LE community as it tests and researches the effectiveness of our methodologies that we use in our effort to fight crime.

In 2018, Grand Prairie Police Department entered the EBP realm by conducting a study on visibility policing utilizing the Koper Curve Method.  We ran our research study for 6 months testing the effectiveness of police visibility to reduce crimes and cfs.  This study proved the effectiveness of simple police visibility on reducing crime and CFS.  During this study we moved away from the generalized kernel density hotspot mapping to the more micro spatial analysis of hot street mapping.  This training covers what went into the pre-study, mid-study and post-study analysis, also, what worked, what pitfalls we had and what we would do differently.  Three and a half years later, GPPD is still conducting the Koper Curve Method on 10 selected hot streets in our city.

Registration will be limited to active LES employees only. Non-members should make sure to provide contact information for vetting when registering. 

Heather Lane

Heather Lane is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst for the Grand Prairie Texas Police Department.  She has been in law enforcement for 32 years, with the last 12 as a Crime Analyst and prior to that as a Crime Scene Investigator for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.  Heather is responsible for preparing tactical, strategic, administrative, and intelligence analysis products daily.  She utilizes her degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and certificate in GIS Programming, in daily analysis tasks and the forensic mapping of call detail records. 

In 2019, Heather received the Chief’s Special Recognition Award for taking a lead role in the department’s Evidence-Based Policing Initiative.  She is also a Cellebrite Certified Operator and Physical Analyst, conducting cell phone extractions and analysis in her daily responsibilities.  Heather and her husband enjoy the Texas country life on 25 acres with horses, cows and two Australian Cattle Dogs.


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