Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl McCollum

Crime Scene Investigator

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Sheryl McCollum is a Crime Analyst, College Professor, Founder and Director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute based in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated high school from Woodward Academy, a preparatory school in Atlanta. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Her law enforcement career began in 1982 at the Rape Crisis Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. From there, she became Director of the Metro Atlanta Cold Case Crime Analysis Squad. During the 1996 Olympic Games, she was the coordinator for the Crisis Response Team that planned and trained for four years and responded to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, providing victim services. She also served as the Georgia State Director of Mothers against Drunk Drivers. In 2004, she founded Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI), a collaboration between Auburn University Montgomery, Faulkner University and Bauder College. In 2017, she held workshops at CrimeCon, a conference advertised as a "true-crime theme park" for amateur sleuths. Her workshops included Wine & Crime sessions.