Shattered Lives Radio proudly welcomes Sandy Hein back to the show. With so much high-profile sexual assault and murder crimes coming out of Virginia recently we will talk about the possibilities of how these crimes could have been prevented.
Sandra Hein is a respected hostage negotiator and trainer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with many years of experience in managing hostage-barricades and training new negotiators. She served as a detective with the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Virginia before retiring in 2012.
Sandy is a 23-year law enforcement veteran who was assigned to the Hostage Negotiations Team for ten years. Sandy was a certified Instructor with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served on the training faculty of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA). She has trained law enforcement officers and allied professionals in the areas of sexual violence, SART response, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation, and police investigative procedures.
Detective Hein served on the Treatment and Intervention Committee for Governor Kaine’s State Commission on Sexual Violence. She was recognized with the Vola Lawson Award by the Alexandria Commission on Women at the 2011 Salute to Women Awards for her work in the area of Sexual Violence.
Since her retirement in 2012, Detective (Ret) Hein has continued as a trainer in the areas of sexual violence and hostage negotiations. She assisted with training the Virginia State Police Department in the Spring of 2013, facilitated the Blueprints for Change: Virginia Sexual Assault Response Summit in October of 2013, and presented at the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance State Conference in June of 2014. She still assists with hostage negotiations training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. Most recently, Detective (Ret) Hein has been working as a Criminal Justice teacher at Osbourn Senior High School in Manassas, Virginia.