Sean P. Kinney has been a police officer for 26 years in the Kokomo, Indiana police department. He has over 30 years of experience in the criminal and forensic investigations. As a policeofficer, Kinney has been a field trainer, general instructor, hostage crisis negotiator, polygraph examiner, prevention specialist, and radar instructor. His primary duties involve criminal and forensic investigations and reconstruction.
Kinney has written numerous programs in the areas of prevention and criminal and forensic investigations. In 2008, he wrote and taught an annual five-week crime scene investigation certification program recognized by the state of Indiana for the participants state board certification. In 2000, he implemented and managed the Kokomo Police Department Forensic Laboratory and Forensic Investigation Unit, responsible for the forensic investigation of the major crime scenes and reconstruction, along with general evidence evaluation and processing.
Kinney has numerous certifications and specialty training in the area of criminal and forensic investigations which include, but are not limited to, post-blast reconstruction through the department of the Navy, chemical processing of evidence, scene reconstruction and fire explosion investigation, etc.Kinney has also testified at the local, state, and federal levels—primarily for criminal and forensic investigative evaluation generally dealing with death and homicide investigations—and has testified in several states outside of the United States. He has worked as a Certified Forensic Consultant on numerous cases and lectures frequently to public and private organizations. Kinney is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice for Ivy Tech Community College, lectures for Indiana State University, and has lectured at Ball State University.
Kinney, a father of three with eight grandchildren, has received numerous awards, commendations, and citations at the local and federal levels.