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Bio Christine Mannina




Christine Mannina has the unique gift of bringing to life the real cases of her career.  She is a consummate storyteller with the uncanny ability to draw you in that's unmatched by anyone in the field, thus making her a rising star in the law enforcement industry and the speaker circuit.

Her natural talent to mesmerize audiences was recognized by television executives who fell in love with her charisma and featured her in the homicide investigation show The Shift  ​that aired for three seasons on Investigation Discovery.  In the Spring of 2017, the network also featured one of her most notorious cases on Real Detective  where Mannina served as the narrator.  Hollywood actress Mia Kirshner played the role of Mannina for the dramatic reenactments that took viewers on a rollercoaster ride as she solved one of the most horrific homicide cases of her career.  Mannina was also featured in the documentary reality show Women and the Badge​  on Oxygen.

With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Christine Mannina served for nine years as one of the most successful homicide detectives for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  Her 95-percent solve and arrest rate garnered her the 2005 Detective of the Year award.  She has investigated over 700 cases including homicides, death investigations, aggravated assaults, domestic violence, and robbery.  She has spectacular skills in interview and interrogations, court testimony and firearms.

Mannina is currently the director of the Explorers Program for middle and high school students which teaches them about the tactics and training of law enforcement.  The program recently received the St. Vincent Health 2016 Spirit of Caring Award presented by then Indiana Governor and now Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence.  She also serves as a department recruiter and travels around the country to speak about the rewards and benefits of a law enforcement career.

If you want a speaker who likes to "keep it real," offers a no-nonense glimpse into the reality of police and detective work, and leaves audience members begging for an encore.. Christine Mannina will help you achieve your goals!

Subjects include but not limited to: Homicide Investigations, Female and Teen/Child Empowerment, Community Policing, Police Recruiting, Bullying, Firearms, Domestic Violence, Interrogation, Court Testimony, and Jury Selection.

  • She was so easy to listen to and really gave me great insight about how police work can affect your life. I'll never forget her saying, If you're not willing to die for a stranger this is not the right career for you!

    Monica, Law Enforcement Women's Symposium
  • Christine was real, witty, and compassionate in how she talks about her job. You can tell she loves what she does! She was an excellent choice to give us a real perspective of what it's like to be a police officer and detective. We can't wait to have her back to help speak with the new leadership of Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, and the Martin Luther King Center.

    Tyla, Afterschool Coalition of Indianapolis
  • Intelligence. I like to invite guest speakers to come and share briefly their experience, whether it is a police officer or community member. For this class I chose my co-worker Officer Christine Mannina to share with the class her experience as a Homicide Detective and her 20-plus years of experience on IMPD. I was very pleased! Officer Mannina's speech was very informative, personal, and attentive. She did an awesome job! She spoke with compassion and openness and I would gladly invite her back.

    Melony Moore, IMPD Officer/Recruiter



Highly-acclaimed former homicide detective Christine Mannina opens up her most riveting and compelling cases that have haunted her for decades. They include homicide, aggravated assaults, robbery, suicides, and domestic violence. Over successive episodes, Mannina takes you on a minute-by-minute ride from the beginning of the dispatch call to the guilty verdict. In the middle, is the blow by blow story as she attempts to bring justice for the victims and closure for their families.

Mannina relives every aching and relentless moment as she sits on the other side of the “interview room” table to share the emotional and psychological rollercoaster with an interviewer. Curiosity and intuitive questions take listeners on a journey with reenactments of the most compelling aspects of the cases; first-person accounts by the people affected; and a chance to try their hand at solving the case with Mannina’s investigative and interrogation tactics learned along the way. As the story develops, evidence is uncovered and characters are introduced, you will be asking yourself, like Mannina: “Are You My Suspect or My Witness?”


*All of the cases have been adjudicated


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