Episode: 00108

Release Date: May 23, 2022

Description: Introducing our guest this week along with all her accomplishments and contributions to the law enforcement analysis profession would probably take up an entire episode alone. Annie Mitchell – known for her 43 years of law enforcement experience (stenographer, dispatcher, crime analyst, intelligence analyst, and supervising analyst) with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office (LASO), former President of the Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (SCCIAA), current VP of Administration for the IACA, and of course, a kickass host of unforgettable Mardi Gras parties. Annie walks us through the multiple roles she’s held with the LASO over her four decades with them, how she grew into the analyst profession without a college degree, and three badge stories: 1) crime intelligence analysis in an organized crimes investigations, 2) fast food restaurant robbery series (and predicting when and where the next hit would be), and 3) finding “Bob” for a homicide investigation. Annie is a born leader, serving not only on boards for professional associations, but also for her women’s golf league. Annie is currently retired, but remains active in the law enforcement analysis community as a trainer and serving as the VP of Administration for the IACA. 

This episode features the call-in segment Favorite First Jobs. What’s your favorite first job? Let us know in the comments, or if you’d like to be featured in a future episode, please send us a recording (no more than 30 seconds) of your favorite first job to leapodcasts@gmail.com

CHALLENGE: There are Easter eggs in one of the tables of the chapter that Jason wrote for the IACA textbook. First-person to email us at leapodcasts@gmail.com about what the Easter eggs are will receive a $20 gift card from us. Happy hunting!

Name Drops: Lindsay Witter (00:13:23), Liz Rodriguez (00:36:10), Lorie Velarde (00:45:33), Christopher Bruce (00:50:46), Jim Mallard (00:51:50), Rachel Carson (00:54:53)

Public Service Announcements: 
Tammy Michelson (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-tammy-michelson-the-human-trafficking-sme/)
Brian Napolitano (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-brain-napolitano-the-legend-of-tomorrow/)

Related Links: https://www.scciaa.org/, https://iaca.net/ 

Association(s) Mentioned: SCCIAA, IACA

Vendor(s) Mentioned: 

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-mitchell-004251/, vp-administration@iaca.net  

Transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/uujczv/annie_mitchell_transcript.pdf

Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong

Podcast Researcher: 

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00:00:17 – Introducing Annie
00:12:02 – Stenographer and Dispatcher Influence
00:15:26 – ABS:  Transferring to Intel
00:22:26 – ABS:  Crime Series
00:29:33 – Break:  Tammy Michelson & Brian Napolitano
00:30:29 – ABS:  What about Bob?
00:35:01 – Centralize the Unit in a Weekend
00:42:39 – Deficiencies in LEA
00:49:39 – IACA
00:58:23 – Personal Interests: Golf, Mardi Gras Parties
01:01:56 – Favorite First Jobs:  Jenny Urquhart, Kristen Lottman, Erin Wickersham, Steve Beltz, Todd Wiles
01:10:28 – Words to the World


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