Officer Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for over 19 years. She is currently an investigator assigned to the Minnesota Violent Crimes/Fugitive Task Force, which is a collaboration of agencies led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest violent fugitives throughout the state of 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 on the police department, she spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. While in the Marines, she was in the Military Police holding positions on the SWAT team, patrol, and prisoner transport.
Lisa has been teaching at the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement for the past 18 years. She teaches students Defensive Tactics and Use of Force. Lisa is currently co-authoring a Defensive Tactics Manual for the students to utilize during their training.
Lisa earned her Masters Degree from Concordia University in Criminal Justice and Leadership. She has taught survival tactics, defensive tactics, firearms, and street leadership classes to the Minneapolis Police Academy rookies.
In April 2007, Lisa was presented the Excellence in Performance Award from the Minnesota Association of Women Police. She has also been nominated and selected for Officer of the Year by the International Association of Women Police. Lisa will be accepting the award in September 2007 in Denver, Colorado.
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Last updated Sep 27, 2011