Keith Howard is the Chief Deputy of the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and serves as a member of the GA SAKI Taskforce as a criminal profiler and investigations consultant. In this role, he draws on his wealth of investigation experience and advanced training to help investigators develop leads and successfully investigate these challenging cases.

From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Howard served as an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, where he trained as a criminal profiler. While assigned to the GBI Crime Analysis Unit, he supervised three programs which included 21 Crime Scene Specialists, 15 Child Abuse Specialists, and 4 Behavioral Science Profilers. He also served four years as the President of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In July 2005, Mr. Howard transferred from the GBI to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and was later appointed Assistant Director of GPSTC. In November 2015, he assisted the University System of Georgia Board of Regents to prepare and professionalize the 28 University Police Departments with over 830 officers.

On April 1, 2017, Mr. Howard retired with 30 years of state public safety service. During his thirty years in law enforcement, he worked on over 1000 local, state, national, and international cases, including the death of Jon Benet Ramsey with the Boulder Colorado Police Department and the prosecution of former DeKalb County Sheriff Sydney Dorsey for the murder of Sheriff-Elect Derwin Brown. Court TV's Body of Evidence featured four of his cases, and Oxygen Channel's The Price of Duty featured one case. Mr. Howard is a veteran of the Army and an American Legion Honor Guard member. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Morgan County Boys and Girls Club and is a four-term elected member of the Morgan County Board of Education. Keith Howard has devoted his life to public service and committed himself to civic duty.