Kelley Howard has been with the DeKalb County Police Department since 1997. She began her career in Uniform Patrol, worked for a while in Special Investigations, and then returned to the Uniform Division. She is now a Lieutenant and is the Watch Commander of Day Watch at one of their four precincts.
Lt. Howard was in her 30’s when she made the decision to go back to school, while continuing to work. She completed her Associate Degree and then came to LSUA through our online program. Her advisor, Dr. John Marks, happened to be in the area over the summer of 2019 and was able to set up a meeting at her police department to meet each other face-to-face and chat briefly. Thank you, Dr. Marks, for going the extra mile for our students!
Lt. Howard said that she “would recommend the… program to anyone. The teachers are firm in their methods when it comes to assignments and tests but they are also incredibly fair. They promote interaction among the students, which is probably my favorite part of each class.”
Lt. Howard is on target to graduate Spring 2020 and is even considering obtaining her Masters.