Personal safety has to be in every situation, a top priority. If you don’t get this, nothing else really matters.
– Donna Kinsey
Major Donna Kinsey, is a retired veteran law enforcement officer who has been actively involved in training and program development for over 30 years. During the course of her career, she was awarded the FBI Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Award, and was the three-time recipient of the Department’s top honor, the Administrative Excellence Award.
While serving in the Career Development Unit, she instituted the Department’s first set of professional hiring standards. Her accomplishments include being the first women in the history of her department to attend the FBI National Academy, (session # 222). She was appointed as the Department’s Range Master, responsible for the firearm qualification and training of all sworn members of the Department. She developed and instituted the Department’s Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter protocol, administering the training at local schools including Johnson and Whales University, where she served as an adjunct professor. She was editor and feature writer of the North Miami Police Department’s first Annual Report, saluting women in law enforcement and military women who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Post retirement, certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a high liability trainer, she continues to develop and conduct general and high liability training seminars. Donna completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Barry University, graduating summa cum laude from both institutions.
She has been featured in numerous articles and publications including the FBI National Academy magazine “Extraordinary Members,” and Hispanic Executive among others. She is the founder and president of TEC III, Training Enhancement Center, a company that provides specialized instruction to public and private organizations. She is a member of the FBI National Academy Speakers Bureau.