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Ms. Deborah J. McDonald has been a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center since 1988. She is currently the Regional Training Coordinator & Media Liaison assigned to a region that covers 8 counties on Florida’s west coast. As part of her day to day assignments, Ms. McDonald coordinates training for sworn, non-sworn and forensic law enforcement professionals and also assists local, state and other federal agencies in identifying training opportunities.  Prior to her current role, Ms. McDonald was a Crime Intelligence Analyst and was assigned to the Intelligence Support Squad, where she supported operational squads at FDLE, as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies nationwide.  Ms. McDonald is affiliated with varied associations/memberships in the criminal justice field and has been recognized for her contributions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida. Ms. McDonald has earned her Instructor Certification from the Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training.