Woody Overton, the host of Real Life Real Crime has dedicated his life to protecting and serving.
As a young man, Woody enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard where he became a sergeant and was a Nuclear Biological Chemical 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 career with the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. Woody then transferred to Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department where he served as a uniform patrol officer.
He then transferred to Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was a deputy and served in the Uniform Patrol Division, the Special Response Team and ultimately the Detective Division.
While in the Detective Division he worked every type of crime imaginable. Woody became the first Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective to graduate from the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph School.
Woody transferred to the Louisiana State Police where he served as a Criminal Investigator II from Louisiana State Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In 2013, Woody retired from his career in law enforcement. He then went into private practice as a polygraph examiner and defense consultant.
Woody then became certified in all United States Federal Courts as an Expert Witness in Law Enforcement Matters. He maintains his polygraph license and is Board Certified by the Louisiana State Polygraph Board (License # 414).
Woody is a successful book author and narrator and to date has participated in the publishing of five books. His unique voice has led to his narrator and podcast host success.
Jim Rathmann is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Academy as well as the United States Secret Service Academy.
While in the U.S. Secret Service, he has protected President Barack Obama and family, Vice President Joe Biden and family, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, Vice President Candidate Paul Ryan along with numerous Presidents and Prime Ministers from all around the world.
Prior to the U.S. Secret Service, he graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Academy where he worked as a detective for the Livingston Parish Sheriffs Office.
He has also served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne as a Captain and has been awarded the Bronze Star in combat (Afghanistan).
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminology and a Masters Degree in Homeland Security.
Jim had an outstanding football career and played for the LSU Tigers where he won numerous championships to include the 2003 National Championship.
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