Officer Dan Anselment is a former police officer and forensic crime scene evidence Officer from Minnesota. Dan has served in law enforcement for over 14 years. Dan has extensive experience in processing crime scenes.
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.
Amy Anselment is married to Officer Dan and is an artist and illustrator who has been painting since grade school. Amy is an incredibly gifted artist with a beautiful spirit and shares in a common desire to introduce children to police officers with a positive message. As a mother of three and wife of a police officer, Amy understands the importance of teaching children to not be fearful of police.