Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced that it had selected Security Risk Operations Manager Robert Haynes as one this year’s 40 Under 40 awardees. The award recognizes rising leaders under the age of 40 in the policing profession.
Haynes, 35, oversees two analyst teams that conduct crime analysis and technical services professionals that manage technology systems. His most notable contributions include developing dozens of dashboards that are used to identify hotspots, review case details, view offender-victim relationships, and review administrative functions and results. The data visualizations were instrumental in the creation of the Shared Purpose Council where leaders present actionable insights gained from using and reviewing their unit’s dashboards.
“My opportunity to serve begins with every action I take, and being deliberate, just, fair, and respectful in my endeavors is how I set the example,” Haynes said.
Haynes regularly speaks with external partners about setting up their own data visualization portals. He also teaches the department’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety class and is a lead instructor for a violence prevention course, teaching attendees how to resolve workplace conflicts through de-escalation. He is also a police explorer advisor to youth interested in law enforcement.
In 2018, Haynes was selected as the department’s Civilian of the Year for his work on revising staffing models for the agency’s security program, as well as his instrumental work in the development of the data visualization and analysis program. He joined UT Police in 2015 as Metrics Analyst, rising to Senior Threat and Risk Protection Analyst before his promotion to his current role in 2021.