Anne Daws-Lazar

Emergency Services Division
Title: Critical Incident Debriefing Coordinator

Anne was born in Michigan and has lived here most of her life. She started working as a communications operator in the Ann Arbor Police Department in 1979. She worked there for 6 years before moving to New York state in 1985. While in New York she obtained a BA from SUNY (State University of New York) in Albany in Social Welfare. She worked in an ER as a Unit clerk and also for the Rensselaer County ARC as a job coach while living in Troy, New York. In 1993 she moved back to Michigan and back to the Ann Arbor Police Department for 19 more years as a dispatcher. In 1995 she was trained in basic CISM and joined the CISM team of Washtenaw County. Anne became the program coordinator for the CISM team in 1996 (in what was supposed to be a 1 year position that lasted 5 years). Throughout the last 18 years she has been an active member of the CISM team and has also responded on numerous TERN requests.

When she retired from the Ann Arbor Police in 2012 she was also working part time as an instructor at Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology in Canton. She taught there from 2009 until 2013 covering public safety dispatch related curriculum as well as emergency response and other various topics from June 2009 to February 2013. Anne has had various emergency response and crisis intervention training courses during her time at Ann Arbor Police department and at MIAT. 

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