Episode: 00081

Release Date: November 15, 2021

Description: Law enforcement analysts come from a variety of backgrounds to bring a unique and complementary perspective to police departments, especially investigations. In this week’s episode, Sarah Totten explains how she discovered a predator’s modus operandi (MO) by researching not only his call detail records (CDR), but also his search history in Google, Zillow, and RedFin. Her thorough research provided a clear pattern and likely trajectory that prompted investigators and prosecutors to act immediately to prevent further harm. Sarah initially wanted to pursue a career in law, but ultimately decided law enforcement analytics was where her true interest lay. Sarah is the current President of the Virginia Crime Analyst Network (VCAN) and provides us insight on current and future VCAN news, along with information on how to attend their webinars and symposium. Sarah is currently the Management Crime Analyst at the Arlington County Police Department. 

This episode includes a Don’t Be That Analyst (DBTA) segment -- which DBTA do you like the most? 

Name Drops: Jessica LeBlanc/Jennifer Harrington (00:17:01), Jennifer Satterwhite/Mary Beth Andrzejczak/Amanda Caligiuri (00:48:08)

Public Service Announcements: From Between the Tropics Podcast, Shawn Gibson

Related Links:  https://virginiacrimeanalysisnetwork.org/ 

Association(s) Mentioned: IACA, VCAN

Vendor(s) Mentioned:

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-totten-43a94b68/ 

Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong

Podcast Researcher:  Katherine Cincotta

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/V6RWAZNIYCM 

00:00:31 – Introducing Sarah
00:07:12 – Grammar Police
00:10:35 – Starting at Fairfax
00:20:00 – Vote of Confidence
00:22:31 – Going to Arlington
00:26:24 – Analyst Badge Story:  Sexual Assault
00:36:47 – Break: From Between the Tropics Podcast and Shawna Gibson
00:37:53 – Call Detail Records
00:45:41 – VCAN
00:49:08 – IACA Conference Keynote Speaker
00:54:47 - Don’t Be That Analyst
01:01:03 - Personal Interests:  Coffee Shop Club/Binging TV
01:09:51 – Words to the World 

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