Morani M. Hines is a duly sworn member of Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department. The 24-year veteran Detective Sergeant is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Investigations Branch. This department investigates all bank robberies and kidnappings within DC and is a part of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force.
Previously, Detective Sergeant Hines was assigned to the Metropolitan Police’s Youth Investigations Division, Internet Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Unit (ICAC/HT). He was also assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. For more than a decade, Detective Sergeant Hines investigated crimes against children including sex trafficking. He received training from the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His course work included prostitution investigation, Family Violence, Child Protection, Basic Investigator Course, Interview and Interrogation, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examination.
The FBI deputized Detective Sergeant Hines as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal in February 2007. He is authorized to arrest suspects and execute search warrants related to any Federal crimes.
Detective Sergeant Hines received both his Associates Degree in Law Enforcement and his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the District of Columbia. In 2010, he received his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College in Nyack, New York.