CONTACT: Anna Hackett
TRUST YOUR INTUTION
A Safety Conversation by Law Enforcement Officers for Women
(Phoenix, AZ) – Law enforcement officers donate their time and wisdom to a unique conversation on
safety for women, February 8, 2012 at Phoenix Police Mountain View Precinct. Once a woman is
victimized, the likelihood of her being victimized again increases by seventy percent. Clues that
something could go wrong may go undetected by unsuspecting women. This two-hour conversation
will cover Case Examples, Listening to Your Inner Voice, and Be Your Own Bodyguard in an
open discussion with Phoenix Police Personnel; Sgt. Darren Burch, Lt. Jacqui MacConnell, and a
female Officer. Anna Hackett of Forensic Psychology Support Services will mediate the conversation
to include audience participation and questions. All proceeds of the event benefit Silent Witness
WHAT: TRUST YOUR INTUITION
WHO: Adult Women
WHERE: Phoenix Police Mountain View Precinct
2075 E. Maryland Ave.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
HOW: Sign-up online seating is limited.
PRICING: $30.00 donation online or accepted at the door.
ONLINE INFO: www.silentwitness.org
Silent Witness: Silent Witness is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded entirely by donations. Citizens with information
regarding a felony crime can contact Silent Witness. Silent Witness rewards tipsters with information leading to an arrest
or indictment on any unsolved felony crime. Anonymous tips can be left on the Silent Witness website at silentwitness.org.
Contact with Silent Witness must occur prior to arrest or indictment to be eligible for any reward. Call 480-948-6377,
480-WITNESS or toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS or leave a tip online at www.silentwitness.org
Sergeant Darren Burch is a 24-year veteran with the Phoenix Police Department and is currently the Silent Witness
Program Coordinator. Sgt. Burch has worked Family Investigation Bureau as a Detective Sergeant with the Crimes
Against Children Unit and in the Homicide Unit as the Night Detective Supervisor. With over 30 years of investigative
experience, he has also held positions with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Army Military Intelligence and
was named “Investigator of the Year” by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and “Detective of the Year” by the
Phoenix Police Department. Burch served as the case agent in more than 20 serial rape investigations, and was involved
in both high profile “Baseline Murder” and “Serial Shooters” concurrent investigations in the greater Phoenix area. The
bulk of his investigative career has been dedicated to the investigation, identification and apprehension of sexual
Lieutenant Jacqui MacConnell has been with the Phoenix Police Department since 1994. She has worked in Patrol, Sex
Crimes, Advanced Training and Drug Enforcement. Lieutenant MacConnell became a student of martial arts in 1985. She
has studied Kenpo, Tang Soo Do, street fighting, and Krav Maga. She is a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor with
Arizona P.O.S.T and has taught Defensive Tactics at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy since 2000. Lieutenant
MacConnell has used the basic tips that she provides in her seminars throughout her career during contacts with citizens
and suspects. Being fairly small in stature, she can relate to women and their apprehension of being confronted by
potentially dangerous persons.