While not a traditional route, it is nevertheless the path Detective Christine Mannina's career has taken.
Great at the Job
Mannina is a detective in the highly-acclaimed Homicide Investigations division of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Over the course of her
career as a homicide detective, she
has maintained an impressive 90 percent case solve rate, high above the national average of 61 percent.
also boasts a virtually unheard of 95 percent conviction rate-nearly every person she
has arrested who has been tried for homicide has been put away.
has received numerous awards during her
career in law enforcement, including Detective of the Year, Officer of the Month, and the Medal of Merit, as well as several certificates of commendation.
graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Perhaps it is no surprise then that Mannina is featured in the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel's docu-series "The Shift," a show about the work of homicide detectives at the Indianapolis police department.
Currently in its second season, "The Shift" is ID's highest-rated original series, thanks largely to the work and personality of Detective Mannina.
has also appeared in the television series "Cops" and "Women and the Badge."
speaking engagements and position on the police force, along with her
television presence, have made Mannina
a role model for young women who say she
has inspired them to enter the field of law enforcement.
If this weren't enough, she
plans to share her
experiences via yet another medium.
is currently working on a book about her
career, which she
hopes will serve as another window into her
It will include insights into crime and human nature from this strong, independent woman's point of view.
If you're interested in a career in law enforcement, you can learn a lot by following Detective Christine Mannina on the job on "The Shift.
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