Olathe Crime Analysis Recognized as one of America's Best


The Crime Analyst provides support to all administrative and operational units in the department through the dissemination of pertinent crime and intelligence data. The duties of the Crime Analyst include analyzing and summarizing data to provide pertinent information regarding crime patterns, trend correlation and related suspect data.

Crime Analysts play a critical part in identifying and apprehending criminals, establishing criminal patterns and helping protect the community through intelligence gathering and sharing.

On October 15th 2008 the IACA (International Association of Crime Analysts) presented Dawn Clausius with the Membership Award at their annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. This award is presented yearly to a member of the IACA who has provided an "Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Crime Analysis." This organization consists of about 1,500 members worldwide and Dawn was one of three individuals nominated for this prestegious award.

Since 2006, Dawn has worked very diligently in her role as Crime Analyst for the Olathe Police Department and her hard work has not gone unnoticed.

Dawn's accomplishments in her role include serving as the training coordinator for the Mid-America Regional Crime Analysis Network (MARCAN) over the past year. MARCAN currently has 94 active members consisting of law enforcement officers and analysts at the federal, state and local levels. This unique network of information sharing has led to the clearance of numerous crimes within the metropolitan area and Dawn has been an integral part of that information sharing.

Dawn has also participated in a National Institute of Justice test study group for analysts in June of 2008.

In addition to these far reaching accomplishments, Dawn also provides the Olathe Police Department officers with vital information on criminal trends and officer safety in the form of regular bulletins. This information gives the officers/detectives the ability to work efficiently and safely in an effort to clear criminal cases.

For the aforementioned deeds, Dawn was also presented with the Civilian Employee of the Year award at the Olathe Police Department's annual awards ceremony earlier this year.

These accomplishments and well deserved accolades are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication that Dawn has exhibited in her position. The Olathe Police Department would like to congradulate Dawn on all her acheivments.