The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department’s Senior Crime Analyst, Colleen Machado, is currently attending the Palm Beach State College Police Academy in hopes of becoming a Sworn Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer. Her training is being funded by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation.
The training will give the analyst a better perspective on law enforcement and the legal aspects of case law. It will allow her to generate better Intel and Crime Analysis and to assist and gather data at crime scenes.
The Academy prepares students as entry level Reserve Officers and offers both practical skills and simulated activities which compliment the classroom instructions. The course is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.