Woody Overton, host of Real Life Real Crime has dedicated his life to protecting and serving.
As a young man, Woody enlisted in the United States Army National Guard where he became a sergeant and a chemical biological warfare specialist.
Woody studied criminal justice at the University of Tennessee and Southeastern Louisiana University, ultimately graduating from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy.
Woody, began his colorful career with the Livingston Sheriff’s Office and quickly rose through the ranks from street patrol, to being an integral member of the Special Response Team, to a major crime homicide and rape detective and became the first person in LPSO to graduate from the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph School.
While in law enforcement, Woody has conducted numerous joint investigations with Federal Agencies including the FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshal, Secret Service, D.H.S., A.T.F. and U.S. Border Patrol.
He ultimately became a Criminal Investigator II and polygraphist for the Louisiana State Police.
In 2013, Woody retired from the Louisiana State Police. HE maintains his polygraph license and is Board Certified by the Louisiana State Polygraph Board (# 414).
Woody is a successful author and narrator. Throughout his life Woody has been known for his unique approach to handling situations, story-telling, hard work, and knack for reading people.