Task Force Investigators
Detective Anderson is the Coordinator for the Task Force and is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Detective Anderson has been responsible for investigations of crimes against persons, with a major emphasis in sex crimes and crimes against children for over twenty-five years. Anderson has been conducting Internet crimes since 1999 and currently investigates a variety of Internet crimes and is a computer forensic examiner.
Anderson has over two thousand nine hunderd hours of specialized police training including FBI schools and other Federal Training centers on the Investigation of Sex Crimes, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation, Investigation of Computer Crimes, and Computer Forensics and is a 1995 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Detective Anderson is a member of numerous professional organizations including a Charter Life Member for the Missouri Deputy Sheriff's Association, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad, the Western Missouri Kansas Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates, and Central Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts, International Association of Compuer Investigative Specalists, and the High Technology Crimes Investigative Specialists. Additionally Anderson is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Rainbow House, past member of the Advisory Council for the Child Advocacy Center, past Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (I-CAN), and past Chairperson of the Columbia/Boone County Child Fatality Review Project. Between 1994 and 2005 Anderson was the National Technical Chairperson for the Skills USA National Skills Competitions in the area Criminal Justice. Anderson has testified in numerous legislative on a variety of topics concerning Internet crimes to include presenting statutory changes to update many criminal statutes to more closely reflect today’s technology. In March 2007 Anderson was awarded the prestigious Law Enforcment Certificate of Commendation fom from the American Legion Post 202 and in April 2008 was awarded the prestigious Richard Easter Award from the Missouri Children’s Trust for outstanding public service. In 2010 Anderson and the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force was nominated for national recognition by the National Criminal Justice Association for new and innovative practices.
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Detective Perkins is a twenty year veteran of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Detective Perkins had served as a School Resource Officer and DARE instructor. Detective Perkins has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a Master degree in Criminal Justice Administration writing her thesis on Internet Crimes Against Children with an emphasis on Internet Child Enticement. Perkins has advanced training in a variety of computer and Internet related subjects including advanced training in the investigation of Internet crimes.
Detective Perkins’s primary area of responsibility with the Task Force is the investigation of Internet crimes against children including both reactive and undercover investigations.
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Detective Sullivan is a certified law enforcement officer with eighteen years of law enforcement experience and has been with the Boone County Sheriff's Department for thirteen years.
Detective Sullivan's primary responsibility is the examination of electronic evidence such as computers and associated media and cellular telephones but also conducts reactive investigations. Detective Sullivan has over one thousand five hundred hours of specialized law enforcement training including advanced training in investigating Internet related crimes and the forensic examination of computers and cellular telephones.
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Captain Scott Richardson has been with the University of Missouri Police Department since 1993 and has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He is currently the Captain for Support Services at the University of Missouri Police Department which includes: Records; Communications, Planning and Research, Jeanne Clery Act Reporting, Traffic Stop Report, Wetterling Act, Technology and Grants, serves as the department's Public Relations Officer, and administrative reports.
Captain Richardson has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Columbia College. He has attended numerous specialized police training courses including courses specializing in computer crimes and computer forensics. He is also a 2001 Graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Institutes School of Police Staff and Command as well as a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Captain Richardson is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad, the Western Missouri Kansas Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates, International and Missouri Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and the Missouri Division of the International Association for Identification.
Captain Richardson currently serves in a part time capacity for the Task Force as a computer forensics examiner.
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Scott Armstrong is a senior FBI Special Agent with extensive experience investigating federal crimes to include; crimes against children, computer intrusion and computer fraud.