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Posted on: February 7, 2024

PPD Det. Kristina McClain Named Advocate of the Year

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The 2024 Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County chose a dedicated member of the Plano Police Department for a special honor. Congratulations to Detective Kristina McClain on being named CACCC’s Child Advocate of the Year!

“It’s her fierce and tireless advocacy of the children she serves in this community,” that made Det. McClain the clear choice for the honor. She has been a police officer for 23 years.

For the past 16 years, she has been assigned to PPD’s Family Violence Unit, working Crimes Against Children cases. In September, Plano Police created a new Special Victim’s Unit where she now works. “They combined our sex crimes unit and three of us in Family Violence who were working sex offenses against children to now handle all sexual-related offenses,” said Kristina. This new team also manages the sex offenders registered in Plano.  

PPD Det McClain CACCC award“Her investigations are a deep dive into the lives of the offenders, often turning up other violations and other victims. She is routinely called upon to lead high profile and sensitive investigations. This officer does not shy away from work and is not afraid to take on the “big” cases,” said CACCC Chief Executive Officer Lynne McLean. 

Det. McClain has investigated thousands of sexual and physical abuse offenses over the years that resulted in hundreds of convictions of child perpetrators. She has also assisted with child pornography investigations leading to both state and federal convictions.

Team Plano is proud of Kristina McClain’s relentless service to the City!

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