Episode: 00143 Released on January 30, 2023
Description: Ashley Hood is a strong advocate and educator with a goal of getting law enforcement analysis students hired as professional analysts. In this episode, Ashley discusses how she and her team developed a robust internship program that has gotten multiple interns hired as analysts. Ashley was also an early adopter and professor for the Cal State Long Beach’s crime analysis program, and was instrumental in creating a curriculum that prepares students for the profession. This episode also includes her professional journey from a small jurisdiction to a significantly larger one, as well as going from a senior analyst to a supervisor. Ashley is currently the Crime Analysis Unit Supervisor for the Anaheim Police Department, and adjunct professor at California State University, Long Beach.
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Name Drops: Dr. Rachel Boba-Santos (00:13:42), Lori Velarde (00:16:42), Eva Mazzeo/Corinne Loomis (00:24:06), Carina Gomez/Leticia Martinez/Chris Waller (00:52:29), Ron Mark (00:55:09)
Public Service Announcements: Adrienne Galbrecht (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-adrienne-galbrecht-the-after-while-crocodile-analyst/) Michele Snow (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-michele-snow-the-analyst-with-a-gun/) Related Links:
CSULB Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program: https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-health-human-services/center-for-criminal-justice-research-and-training/crime-and https://www.placentia.org/17/Police https://www.anaheim.net/6098/Police-Department Association(s) Mentioned:
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Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong
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00:00:17 – Introducing Ashley 00:06:17 – Investigation Secretary 00:21:16 – Anaheim 00:26:19 – Break: Adrienne Galbrecht & Michele Snow 00:32:38 – ABS: Analyst Intern Program 00:50:09 – Analyst Supervisor 00:54:24 – Teaching 01:00:33 – Advice 01:05:33 – Words to the World