EDUCATING CONNECTING INSPIRING
Officer Dan Anselment is a former police officer and forensic crime scene investigator from Minnesota. Dan has served in law enforcement for over 13 years. Dan has extensive experience in processing crime scenes and was seated on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota International Association for Identification (World's oldest forensic science association).
While working as a police officer, Dan often interacted with children, but unfortunately, this interaction was a result of the police having been called to the home. Consequently, the children were afraid of officers, which is the wrong message to convey to kids. In response to this, Officer Dan wanted to find a way to connect with children, educate them about police by using forensic science, while building a healthier relationship and a foundation of trust.
Officer Dan discovered that writing a children's books would be a great way to connect with kids and teach them that police officers are someone they can trust. Officer Dan's first book is titled Officer Dan Looks for Clues. This book introduces kids to the interesting and exciting field of forensic science without the violence. Kids will learn about fingerprints,
shoeprints, tool marks, hairs, and fibers.
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