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Vanessa Dixon, M.A.

Law Enforcement Specialist

Vanessa Dixon is a Law Enforcement Specialist for The Edward Davis Company. Dixon is a Lecturing Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach since 2014. Dixon has over twenty years of experience in both policing and academia. Beginning her career as a police officer in the City of Lowell, MA, where she served as a patrol officer for over 10 years. Professor Dixon presents and consults nationwide on sociological topics with an expertise in the areas of implicit bias, youth trauma, child abuse and prevention, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Dixon designed an eight-hour Implicit Bias Course for both Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and has trained their Probation Department through experiential techniques and innovative learning activities. Dixon is an active Board Member for the Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County, CA, sharing her passion and knowledge with at risk youth and their families. 

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