In 1990 Kate Lines became the first woman and only the second Canadian to enter the FBI’s Criminal Profiling Program in Quantico, Virginia. Upon her return to the OPP Kate Lines worked on high profile cases such as the murder of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, the abduction and murder of 8 year-old Tori Stafford and the disappearance of Michael Dunahee. Born and raised in the community of Ennismore just north of Peterborough in Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes region, Lines joined the OPP shortly after graduating from the University of Toronto. For the first few years Lines was behind the wheel of a cruiser patrolling Ontario’s highways but when the opportunity came to work undercover she took it, becoming one of the force’s first female undercover officers. In 2010, after almost twenty years as a criminal profiler, Lines retired from the OPP and now works as a private investigator and acts as a consultant on such TV shows as Rookie Blue and Flashpoint. In 2014, Kate Lines published her memoir entitled Crime Seen.
Ken Rockburn spoke to Kate Lines in Toronto.
A veteran journalist and broadcaster widely recognized for his irreverent and entertaining interview and presentation style, Ken is an award-winning journalist with almost 40 years of experience on radio and television. He first joined CPAC in 2001 as host of Talk Politics which ran for eight seasons. He returned to CPAC in 2010 to host Rockburn Presents. Prior to joining CPAC, Ken hosted CBC Radio’s All In a Day, CBC TV Ottawa’s Rockburn and Company and was news director at CHEZ-FM in Ottawa.