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Crime Analysis Center
2406 E.
Skipping Rock Way
Oro Valley, Arizona 85737
Phone: (520) 219 8144
Fax: (520) 219 8144

Carol Makres

Carol Makres was employed by the Dallas Police Department on November 2, 1977. During her tenure with the department, Carol worked as a a secretary, police report computer entry clerk, administrative assistant, crime analyst, and computer programmer.

Her crime analysis responsibilities included answering requests from the public, the press, and other police and government agencies for crime data relative to specific neighborhoods, victim groups or crime trends. Carol’s other crime analysis activities included responsibility for writing and producing the department’s annual statistical summary of Dallas crime, co-authorship of an internal manual on crime analysis techniques, and supporting detectives and other investigators with relevant suspect and crime pattern information.

Carol’s programming and computer related responsibilities included writing mainframe programs in the SAS computer language to extract information specific to the requesting groups, above. In so doing, Carol has become very knowledgeable in the content and availability of information in police related files. Coupled with her experience in taking police reports directly from officers in the field, Carol is very familiar with the kinds of information kept by police departments and what would likely be available through normal channels as well as open record requests.

Carol also served as the department’s first representative to the City of
Dallas Geographic Information System committee where she surveyed and documented police department geographic location data needs and the potential utilization for such data. She received a commendation from IBM for her thorough and timely work in this matter.

Carol was also responsible for assisting with the department’s annual patrol beat (patrol car area) evaluation and the determination of replacement beat strategies. She also recommended which patrol units had cover or back-up responsibility for initially dispatched patrol elements.

Carol has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas where she majored in foreign languages.