NATIONALLY RENOWNED DECORATED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT
TOPIC: RUNNING TOWARDS CHAOS
‘LEADING THROUGH A CAREER OF INTENSE PRESSURE’
Captain Katie Goodwin received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Master of Science Degree in Business Management from the Johns Hopkins University.
In 1994, Captain Goodwin was hired by the Anne Arundel County Police Department. After being assigned to patrol, she worked as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division, Sex Offense Unit. While assigned in this unit, she received the Department Commendation Award for the successful apprehension of a serial rapist.
In 2000, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Intelligence Section where she oversaw the Executive Protection Unit and provided security for the Anne Arundel County Executive. In 2002, she returned to the Criminal Investigation Division where she was the commander of the Sex Offense Unit.
In July 2005, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has served as a patrol commander and Executive Officer for two districts. From 2008 to 2012, she took command of the Police Training Academy. During that time, she was recognized with the distinguished honor by receiving the Chief’s Award for Job Excellence. In 2012, she took command of the Homeland Security and Intelligence Section and was responsible for implementing the first Gang Unit for the Agency. In June 2014, she was made the Acting Captain for Western District and was promoted to rank of Captain in June 2015, where she remained as the commander for Western District until September 2017.
In September 2017, she took command of the Criminal Investigation Division, which oversees three sections; the Major Crimes Section (Homicide, Sex Offense, Child & Vulnerable Adult Abuse Cases), Organized & Economic Crimes Section (Commercial Robberies, Economic Crimes, Homeland Security & Intelligence), Narcotics & Special Investigations Section (Major Offenders, Heroin Task Force, Vice/Prescription Fraud, Metal Thefts and the Fugitive Apprehension Team), and the Forensic Services.
Two distinguished awards Captain Goodwin is most proud of receiving are the Department’s Silver Star Award for her leadership as the Civil Disturbance Unit’s Commander during the Baltimore City Riots of April 2015. In addition, the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce recognized her with the award of “Women who make a Difference” in 2017.