Michele Kennedy has been a crime analyst with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado since 1997. She became a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) through IACA in 2005, and at that time, Michele was one of only two analysts to receive the certification. In 2006, Michele became the IACA Certification Committee Chair. She is also a Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst through the California Department of Justice, a program of study through California State University at Sacramento. Michele received this certification in 2004. Michele hold’s a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice.