Ms. Ashlyn Steffihawk is the Major Crimes Unit's receptionist. She is a short woman with dark hair and eyeglasses.
Ms. Steffihawk is known for being highly efficient and good at her job. She has a warm relationship with the members of the Unit, as well as Dick Tracy's family and friends.
- A running gag in the strip was that Ms. Steffihawk would be addressed or referred to, but he her face was not shown. Her voice would either come through an intercom, or her face would be oscured by shadow or something in the panel. Her face was finally revealed on Sunday, June 21st 2015.
- The name "Steffihawk" is a joking reference to a personal friend of writer Mike Curtis.