Retired Detective Sergeant Rick Reed was a member of the Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Department for 30 years. He worked in the Criminal Investigations Unit from 1987 until 2003 when he was promoted from Detective to Detective Sergeant and transferred to Internal Affairs. During his career he has served as a Crisis Management/Hostage Negotiator, and received that training from Dominic Missino who has trained negotiators all over the globe. He also served as a handwriting expert, and received his training from the US Secret Service. He is currently an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice program at a local community college in Indiana.