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Andrew Rathbun

Leading from the Front

Andrew Rathbun previously served with the Michigan State University Police Department. Andrew was assigned to the Uniform Division for four years prior to transferring to the Investigative Division’s Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Unit (DFCCU). He specialized in digital forensics and cybercrime, as well as conducting general investigations. Andrew also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a rifleman. Andrew served one combat tour to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006-2007 with his infantry unit out of Michigan. In continuation of his service, he works with the Michigan State University Communication Arts and Sciences department on various PTSD awareness campaigns. Andrew earned his bachelor’s from Western Michigan University in Criminal Justice/Sociology and his master’s from Central Michigan University in Human Resources Administration.

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