TALEA Executive Board Members - 2020

David Gordon


David Gordon has over 13 years of experience in Crime and Intelligence Analysis as an Analyst with the Oak Ridge Police Dept., Erie Crime Analysis Center (ECAC) in Buffalo, NY, and the US Army. David has a BA in Political Science from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He created and runs the Crime Analysis Section for ORPD (Oak Ridge Police. At the ECAC he worked with the Homicide Unit, Sex Offense Unit, Accident Investigation Unit, Organized Retail Theft, FBI, ICE, and local police units focusing on violent offenders, Most Wanted Criminals, finding missing persons, and pioneered the use of social media for investigative all-source analysis.

Nick Nickles

VP Of Administration

Mr. Nick Nickles is a Senior Intelligence Research Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with over 30 years of combined Intelligence experience between Military Intelligence and Criminal Intelligence. He has been with ATF for 11-years and is the Senior Intelligence Research Specialist within the Nashville Field Division, covering the states of Tennessee and Alabama. He has been an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and has developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures and training plans for the Crime Gun Intelligence Center. He has been recognized by ATF at a national award ceremony for his work in the field. He has a BA in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca University, Nashville.

Lindsay Witter


Lindsay Witter began her career as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst in 2006 in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio where she joined the Delaware County Drug Task Force. During that time, Lindsay was presented a Civilian Service Award by the Westerville Division of Police for her analytical assistance in disrupting a large scale Drug Trafficking Organization. In addition, the Delaware County Drug Task Force was recognized for Narcotics Unit of the Year by the Ohio Narcotics Association of Regional Coordinating Officers (N.A.R.C.O.) for their success in dismantling a large scale cultivation operation. In 2013, Lindsay and her family relocated to Nashville and she joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Lindsay serves as the Intelligence Analyst to the Special Investigations Bureau, the TIES Terminal Agency Coordinator, and liaison to the Tennessee Fusion Center. Lindsay developed a strong passion for the criminal justice system in her 18 years of experience. She has obtained her Crime & Intelligence Analyst Certification through California State University, Sacramento.

Jennifer Baggett


Jennifer has been a Crime Analyst for almost 3 years with the Chattanooga Police Department, where she serves as the Violent Crimes Analyst, which includes managing the daily Shots Fired report and Homicide log. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Communications and later earned her MBA. Jennifer began her career with the City of Chattanooga in 2006 as an Accounting Technician for the City’s art and performance venues, managing their financial records. She then transitioned to the Police Department where she managed the Property Crimes Investigators’ case files.

Amy Hillard

VP Of Membership

Amy Hilliard has worked for the Jackson Police Department since 1993. During that time she has worn many hats. Starting out as a secretary in the Criminal Investigations Division where she transcribed case files, jail phone calls and interviews. The department started a Gang Unit and she was assigned to that unit to Gang member files for classification. She also worked in the Patrol Division assessing allocated calls for service times, patrol briefings and administration. In 2001 she moved to the Metro Narcotics Unit, where she served as an Office Manager/Analysis.

TALEA Representative Council - 2020

Whitney Norman

Middle Tennessee Representative

Whitney Norman has been with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department since 2016. She is currently an Intelligence Analyst for the Specialized Investigations Division’s Counter Terrorism Unit. She also works with MNPD’s Narcotics and Interdiction Unit, Gang Unit, Crime Gun Unit, and Prostitution and Gambling Unit. Whitney started her career out as a Police Operations Assistant working for the Gang Unit where she kept track of gang members in Davidson County and the Crime Gun Unit where she analyzed NIBIN and PSN data. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Campbellsville University.