Senior Police Officer Leslie Lyons has been with the Austin Police Department since 2009. She hails from Odessa, Texas (Go MOJO!). She worked in the Airport Unit for 13 years prior to joining the Recruiting Unit and is a hostage negotiator. Officer Lyons holds a Master's Degree from Texas State University in Public Administration and is currently studying to become a nurse. She is passionate about volunteering with medical missionary trips and looks forward to returning to Africa in the coming years.