Officer Lisa Davis ’05, a recent graduate of Concordia’s M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership program, was named the Officer of the Year by the International Association of Women Police.
The award is given annually to an officer who, by her overall service and accomplishments throughout her career, distinguishes herself in all areas of leadership, community service, mentoring and excellence in performance. A 19-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, Davis is currently assigned to the Minnesota Violent Crimes/Fugitive Task Force, which is a collaboration of agencies led by the FBI to arrest violent fugitives in Minnesota. She has held several positions on the department to include patrol, narcotics, community crime prevention and the gang unit. She is also an original member of the Minneapolis Police Honor Guard. Prior to her service with the MPD, she spent four years in the United States Marine Corps serving with the Military Police in positions including the SWAT team, patrol, and prisoner transport. She has taught at the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement for the past 18 years on defensive tactics and use of force, and is currently co-authoring a text on the subject.
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