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Kimberly Alan

Portrait of Kimberly Alan, 2023 NIJ Leads Scholar
Lieutenant, 2023 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
City of Madison Police Department

Madison, WI

Lieutenant Kimberly Alan is a 12-year veteran of the City of Madison Police Department.  Lt. Alan served in patrol, Professional Standards and Internal Affairs, and as a Neighborhood Officer prior to her assignment as the afternoon shift Officer-in-Charge.

Lt. Alan holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin.  She recently participated in the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing’s inaugural Applied Criminology and Data Management Program where she and her academic partner are examining characteristics of police recruits to improve systems that impact employee retention and career longevity.  Her research interests include officer recruitment, retention and promotion; officer wellness; women in law enforcement; and the impact of technology on law enforcement and public safety.

Lt. Alan serves on the Women’s Initiatives Mayoral Committee for the City of Madison and is an elected County Board Supervisor for Iowa County, Wisconsin. Lt. Alan just started her second term as Treasurer for the Wisconsin Association of Women Police and has been a longtime board member of that organization.

Lt. Alan received the Coler-Williams Memorial Award for Leadership in 2006, a Madison Police Department Problem-Solving Citation in 2015, and an Outstanding Service Award in 2017.

Date Created: August 16, 2023