Current Board Members

TXLEAN Executive Board

The Texas Law Enforcement Analyst Network was officially formed in 2017 to help crime/intelligence analysts and other law enforcement personnel around Texas improve their skills and make valuable contacts, to help law enforcement agencies make the best use of analysis, and to advocate for standards of performance and technique within the profession itself. We accomplish these goals through training, networking, and publications.

President

K. Alex Schneider (Burleson Police Department)

 

K. Alex Schneider has over 9 years of crime analysis experience, specifically in police department gang units. She has extensive experience developing gang member databases and providing intelligence for law enforcement. Her background and training in anthropology, sociology, and criminology provide a unique perspective on gang associations. She currently works with the Burleson Texas Police Department. Prior to her employment with BPD, she served as the Robbery/Gang Crime and Intelligence Analyst for the Arlington Texas Police Department. Before relocating to Texas, she worked as a gang analyst in Rochester, New York.  In 2013, she received her certificate as an Expert Level Gang Specialist from the National Gang Crime Research Center. And in 2014 she became a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst. She has a recent article “Using Geographic Analysis to Direct DDACTS Operations in Rochester” in Geography and Public Safety (June 2010).  She has presented several times at the annual IACA conference and the National Gang Crime Research Center.

 

Vice-President of Administration

Jon Sofley (Dallas Independent School District Police Department)

A native of North Carolina, Jon Sofley received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice (2003) and a Masters of Public Affairs (2005) from Western Carolina University. Upon graduation, Jon moved to Texas and accepted a job with the Austin Police Department where he worked in the Southwest, Central West, and Downtown area commands during his tenure. In 2010 Jon accepted a position with the Dallas Independent School District Police Department to create a Crime Analysis and Planning position where he is planner, analyst, and custodian of records for the department to name a few of his duties. When he’s not working Jon enjoys seeing new and classic movies, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family which includes his only child, a rescued bullmastiff mixed breed dog named Sarge. Sarge’s hobbies include sleeping, playing, laying on the couch, and drooling everywhere as he protects the house from cats and squirrels. 

 

 

Vice-President of Membership

Janet Hyltin (Rowlett Police Department)

 

Janet Hyltin has been with the Rowlett Police Department since May 2009. She began her career in the Warrant Division and in 2015 transferred to CID. She has taken on many "hats" with intelligence gathering being her favorite. In 2017, the City of Rowlett was named the 8th fastest growing city in the United States, prompting the agency's need for a full-time analyst. Since 2019, Janet began creating the analyst position from the ground up and continues to learn new things every single day. Her husband is a retired police officer and they enjoy wine tasting, traveling, and spending time with family (not necessarily in that order). 

 

Secretary

Jennifer Clausen (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

 

Clausen received her Bachelor Degree in Psychology (2012) from Texas State University and a Masters of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2014) from Sam Houston State University.  Upon graduation, she began her career as a volunteer Crime Analyst for the Rosenberg Police Department.  In the fall of 2015, she joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office where she has served as an intelligence analyst for the Narcotics Taskforce, the Gang Intelligence Unit, and the Real Time Crime Center.

Treasurer

Diana Smith (Southlake Police Department)

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Law Enforcement Specialist

Officer Jason Claire (Midland Police Department)

 

Officer Claire has 15 years of law enforcement experience with the Midland Police Department.  He began his career in the Telephone Response Unit and was Interim Supervisor of the Unit until he joined the Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy in 2008. Officer Claire was then assigned to Patrol from 2008- 2015. In 2015, he joined the Directed Patrol Team, a unit tasked with: gang intelligence and suppression, responding to major incidents, and providing investigative assistance to local and federal agencies.  

 

Information Manager

Angie McCallister (Waco Police Department)

 

 

 

Angie McCallister has been in the law enforcement field since 2004. She began her career in the field of forensic science after graduating from Baylor University where she worked as a Crime Scene Investigator at the Greensboro (NC) Police Department and the Waco Police Department. After sifting through the aftermath of crime scenes, she jumped at the opportunity to be proactive in fighting crime when the Waco Police Department added two Crime Analyst positions. Her background and working knowledge of Waco imparts added value in helping offer the community an enhanced quality of life.

 

 

 

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