Episode: 00148 Released on February 27, 2023 Description: Realists know where they want to go, but dreamers are already there. In this episode, Renee Richardson discusses how she dreamt about being a crime analyst, and how she made it happen. Nowadays she helps others achieve their dreams through her continual work as a trainer, consultant, and mentor. Renee’s badge story pertains to the Granddad Bandit, a serial bank robber who hit 25 banks in 13 states. Renee broke down how investigations and analytics were done compared to today, and how information sharing among surrounding agencies was still as crucial in solving crimes back then as it is today. Renee is currently retired, but continues to give back to the profession through her leadership consulting work.
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00:00:17 – Introducing Renee 00:13:20 – Clerk Typist in Crime Analyst Unit 00:21:29 – Finally Becoming an Analyst 00:28:39 – Break: Dawn Reeby & Jessica Elsmore 00:29:49 – ABS: Granddad Bandit 00:43:00 – Supervisor Role 00:51:57 – Leadership 00:59:55 – Private Sector 01:02:10 – Personal Interest: Native American Heritage 01:07:43 – Words to the World