Tragedy To Triumph!
Discover the secret of gaining victory over abuse.

Author's Bio

After working two years as a Private Investigator with Taurus Investigations, Catherine Smit-Torrez practices as a Private Investigator and is the owner and manager of Stiletto Spy and Company Investigations.


She has been a police officer for 20+ years and served as a Reserve police officer for the City of Grand Prairie, then moved on to Everman, TX where she served as patrol officer, and worked in various areas such as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer, School Resource Officer, Gang Intelligence, Community Services, and Criminal Investigations.  She moved on to White Settlement ISD Police Officer to work as SRO again and became Captain of the police department and went to Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas to gain her management certificate.  She served as the police chief in the City of Cockrell Hill (a small city in the South West side of Dallas, TX) for four years.  She has achieved her Police Instructor Certificate, Mental Health Officer Certificate and Master Peace Officer Certification.  She is the mother of 5 children, three are grown and are married with children.  (To date – 9 grandchildren)  The last two children are still at home and are 15 and 16 years old.  She has been a long time member of her church board and member of the private school board where her children attended school and headed several committees.  Her most recent accomplishment was self publishing her autobiography entitled, “Tragedy to Triumph”, ‘Discover the secret of gaining victory over abuse.’  She is a public speaker and educator in many Police and Christian faith topics. 


To see her Professional Profile, visit her investigations company website listed above and on the “About Us/Catherine” page, you will find the link to view.

Check out the website or Facebook page "Book-Unburied Treasure" to find out about her latest book, "Unburied Treasure" 'A Guide To Leaving Your Legacy', released February 2012.

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