I have been with the Sikeston School district since 2015. I am a retired Detective from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. I investigated thousands of crimes and processed thousands of crime scenes during my time as a detective. I obtained a deep knowledge of the criminal justice process through investigations and the court process.
The experience I obtained while working as an officer, Field training officer, and detective have given me the experience and resources needed to instruct young men and women wishing to pursue a career in the Criminal Justice field.
Welcome to Criminal Justice 1 & 2. My name is Andy Caton, I am a 1990 graduate of Portageville High School after which I joined the U.S Air Force. I was deployed to Saudi Arabi during the first Gulf War where I spent nearly a year. I returned from Saudi Arabi and attended Central Missouri State University studying Criminal Justice.
In 1997, I returned to Southeast Missouri where I worked as a police officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for nearly 20 years. For 15 of the 20 years, I worked as a detective investigating numerous cases ranging from robbery, sexual assaults, homicides and various other crimes.
In 2015, I began working at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center as the Criminal Justice/CSI instructor. I love teaching the young men and women who are so curious about the Criminal Justice field!