Lieutenant Glen Mills

Burlington Police Department
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Glen Mills is a lieutenant with the Burlington Massachusetts Police Department. Glen began his career as a part-time police officer in 1992 and became a full-time officer in 1996. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and lieutenant in 2007. 

Glen is the Administrative Lieutenant of the Burlington Police Department. He is his departments Criminal Intelligence Liaison Officer, Officer in charge of the Crime Analysis Unit and the department’s Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Representative. He frequently works with the department’s Domestic Violence Unit and DARE Officers teaching the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense), Radkids (Resisting Aggression Defensively) and RAD for Seniors Self-Defense Programs. Glen also manages his departments' social media efforts, Citizens Police Academies and Crime Prevention Efforts.

Glen is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and several other professional organizations. He is also very involved with the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Agency Research Group (MCJARG) the Northeast Social Media Officers (NESMO) and the Public Safety Planning, Research and Grant Writing Group.

Glen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College and is a graduate of the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management Command Training Program, NEMLEC Senior Leadership Program, and PERF SMIP. He also has a Master's Certificate in Public Administration from Suffolk University.

Glen is also an IACA Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) and the 1st Vice President of Police Futurists International.


Danielle Smith

Arlington Police Department
112 Mystic Street
Arlington, MA 02474

Danielle has been a Crime Analyst with the Arlington Police Department since 2010.  In addition to her crime analysis duties, Danielle also supervises the Dispatch Unit.  Prior to joining the Arlington Police Department, Danielle worked as a Research Analyst with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Reporting Unit.  Danielle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. 
Danielle is also an IACA Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA)


Erika Baburins

Mansfield Police Department
500A East St
Mansfield, MA 02048
508-261-7301 ext 61231

Erika has been the crime analyst for Mansfield Police Department since 2015. She is the current Vice President of Membership for the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts as well as the Fundraising and Promotions Manager. She began her career in policing at Arlington Police Department in 2010, and started as a crime analyst in Lowell, MA in 2014. Erika’s focus is working closely with the Problem Oriented Policing Unit to take a more proactive approach to policing. She graduated from Westfield State College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Forensic Criminology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Erika has also a board member for the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance (NEORCA) since 2020.


Sarah Slavin

Danvers Police Department
120 Ash St
Danvers, MA
978-774-1213 ext 119

Sarah Slavin is the crime analyst for the Danvers Police Department.  She is also the current Secretary of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts.  Sarah started her career in crime analysis with the Lowell, MA Police Department in 2006.  As part of LPD’s Crime Analysis Unit, Sarah focused on regional crime analysis and domestic violence.  In 2010, she joined the Danvers Police Department.  In addition to her role as crime analyst, she developed and monitors all of the Department’s social media, used both to aid in investigations and as a communicative platform to engage the public.  Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


Sharon Phelan

FBI Boston
Chelsea, MA  02150


Sharon Phelan entered on duty as an Intelligence Analyst in the FBI in August 2008 and was assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  She transferred to the Los Angeles Division working Transnational Organized Crime matters in 2009, including Armenian, Russian, Balkan and Italian organized crime.  While in LA, she earned her Master's Degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.  She ultimately moved back home to the Boston Division in 2015 and has been assigned to the FBI Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) as the Guardian Coordinator.  She works alongside case agents and task force officers (TFOs) from the United States Secret Service (USSS), Massachusetts State Police (MSP), Boston PD, MIT Police, and many other local departments. Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Endicott College.


Debra J. Piehl

Office of Crime Control Strategies
New York City Police Department
1 Police Plaza, Rm 1112
New York, NY 10038

Debra J. Piehl is the Senior Crime Analyst, Civilian Manager ACS at New York City Police Department. She was formerly a Project Manager for Data-Driven Approaches to Crime & Traffic Safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She is also an independent consultant. Debra recently worked as the COMPSTAT Director of the Massachusetts State Police. She joined the State Police after seven years as the Director of Planning & Research for the Newton Police Department. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. She holds a Master's degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College. Debra also has extensive training in crime and operational analysis and law enforcement policy and procedure.


Conference Coordinator – Carol Fitzgerald / Massachusetts State Police / 508-988-7213 /

Fundraising and Promotions Manager – Erika Baburins / Mansfield Police Department / 508-261-7301 X61231 /

MACA Training Committee –

Tiana Antul (CLEA), Worcester Police Department
Carol Fitzgerald (CLEA), Massachusetts State Police
Dawn Reeby (CLEA), Crime Analysis Consultant
Danielle Smith (CLEA), Arlington Police Department
Officer Peter Shin, Boston University Police Department
Alex Wagner, Director of Institutional Research at Lesley College

Honor Board:

Past Officers of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts


2010-Present: Lieutenant Glen Mills, Burlington Police Department
2004-2010: Debra J. Piehl, Massachusetts State Police
2000-2004: Christopher W. Bruce, Danvers Police Department
1997-2000: Officer Robert Stering, Waltham Police Department

Vice President of Administration:

2014-Present: Danielle Smith, Arlington Police Department
2012-2014: Officer Eric Drifmeyer, Barnstable Police Department
2010-2012: Tiana Antul, Worcester Police Department
2006-2010: Sergeant Glen Mills, Burlington Police Department
2003-2006: Donald W. Chamberlayne, Worcester Police Department
2002-2003: Daniel Bibel, Massachusetts State Police
2000-2002: Mark Bachta, MBTA Police Department
1997-2000: Christopher W. Bruce, Cambridge Police Department

Vice President of Membership:

2019-Present: Erika Baburins, Mansfield Police Department
2003-2019: Officer Casey Hatchett, Brookline Police Department
2001-2003: Officer Francis Hynes, Hartford (CT) Police Department
1997-2001: Officer Lawrence R. Newman, Haverhill Police Department


2014-Present: Sarah Slavin: Danvers Police Department
2002-2014: Carol Fitzgerald, Leominster Police Department
1997-2002: Inspector Thomas Callahan, Woburn Police Department


2018-Present: Sharon Phelan, FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF)

2016-2018: Sgt John Cowhig, Chelsea Police Department
2012-2016: Officer Lloyd Burke, Watertown Police Department
2011-2012: Officer Eric Drifmeyer, Barnstable Police Department
2007-2011: Manuela DeSousa, MBTA Transit Police
1999-2007: Twyla Alvarez, Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts
1997-1999: Trooper Elizabeth Burke, Massachusetts State Police

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