Episode: 00060

Release Date: June 21, 2021

Description: Imagine entering the world of law enforcement before you can legally drink! In this week’s episode, Kristen Lottman explained how she began her career in law enforcement with the Mesa (AZ) Police Department when she was 19 years old before she got her degree or even knew what crime analysis was. Kristen emphasizes the importance of networking and asking questions whenever needed -- you never know what doors you may be opening by just making a connection! One of those doors was an administrative analysis project that improved the police department’s productivity process, saving the city over $100k in costs, and earning Kristen her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Kristen’s badge story involves a domestic violence situation that led to a homicide and sentencing of multiple people to 20+ years; Kristen walked us through the investigative process, prosecution phase, and how the verdict was ultimately served. Kristen is currently a crime analyst with the Mesa Police Department and the IACA Secretary.   

Name Drops: Pete Garza/Michelle Philips (00:15:03), Jason Paynich (00:48:27, 00:55:31)  Mary Bertuccelli/ Rachel Carson (00:53:18) 

Public Service Announcements:
Mary Bertuccelli (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/mary-bertuccelli-the-networker/)
Friends of the Show

Related Links: https://www.acjs.org/ , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Sigma, https://www.isixsigma.com/new-to-six-sigma/dmaic/what-dmaic/ 

Association(s) Mentioned: IACA, IALEIA, Arizona Association of Crime Analysts (AACA),  Arizona Homicide Investigators Association, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Vendor(s) Mentioned: CellHawk, GeoTime

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-l-05a0a3193/ 

Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong

Podcast Researcher

Theme Song: Written and Recorded by The Rough & Tumble. Find more of their music at www.theroughandtumble.com.

Logo: Designed by Kyle McMullen. Please visit www.moderntype.com for any printable business forms and planners. 

Podcast Email: leapodcasts@gmail.com 

Podcast Webpage: www.leapodcasts.com 

Podcast Twitter: @leapodcasts

YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/af3Io7nYeww 

00:00:31 - Introducing Kristen
00:14:41 - Starting as an Analyst 
00:18:00 - Process Improvement
00:26:40 - DMAIC
00:21:55 - DDACTS
00:28:46 - Break - Mary Bertuccelli, Friends of the Show
00:29:57 - Homicide Analyst
00:34:11 - Analyst Badge Story - Homicide
00:45:25 - Associations
00:50:45 - IACA
01:01:19 - Personal Interest - Hockey
01:05:41 - Words to the World

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