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Laurie Griffith

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Laurie began her law enforcement career in 1991 as a dispatcher for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. After attending the police academy, she worked Highway Patrol in rural Arizona for five years. She became a detective working narcotics, general and special investigations; including identity theft, critical incidents, officer involved shootings, and white-collar crime. 

​Laurie taught courses in identity theft investigations and prevention to sworn and civilian personnel. She transferred to Computer Forensics where she investigated cases involving terrorism, homicide, crimes against children, and identity theft, among other crimes. She taught classes in Computer Forensics, Forensic Software and Internet Safety. 

​Laurie was a volunteer teacher to kindergarten through High School students, adapting her courses to educate and encourage Internet safety. After promoting to Sergeant Laurie was assigned to Professional Standards where she worked internal investigations including high profile and computer related cases. 

​Laurie completed her career while working the Gang Bureau, running squads in Financial Crimes, Computer Forensics, Intel and Production and Training. She used her training and experience working with her Production and Training personnel to develop courses for supervisors and subordinate personnel in communication, interview and interrogation, documentation and reporting, and a variety of additional law enforcement related topics. 

​Laurie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital and Computer Forensics. She has taught for the National White Collar Crime Center, Guidance Software, and was an adjunct professor for the Arizona State Government University and the Maricopa Community College. In 2014, Laurie retired and moved to the Inland Northwest where she lives with her husband. 

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