Devon Brown – Board Member CAFI

Ms. Brown began her career with the Employment Development Department (EDD) in 2005 while attending college.  She started in the Unemployment Insurance office processing benefit audits.  She later transferred assignments to the Benefit Overpayment Collection Section where she handled customer inquiries regarding voluntary and involuntary collections activity as well as working with the courts and sheriff’s departments to collect funds on outstanding balances.

In 2008, Ms. Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.  In 2010, Ms. Brown became a Criminal Investigator for EDD’s Investigation Division.  She graduated from the Specialized Investigator Basic Course in December 2010.

Presently, Investigator Brown specializes in payroll tax evasion investigations on California employers as part of the Criminal Tax Enforcement Unit in the Investigation Division.  Investigator Brown also has experience with Unemployment Insurance and Internal Affairs investigations.

With a continued interest in law enforcement and the challenges facing the profession, Investigator Brown pursued a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice at  California State University, Sacramento.  Her graduate project, published through the university, discussed the history of policing, use of force, and the disparity of firearms authorization among agencies deriving authority as California peace officers in Penal Code §830.3.  Investigator Brown successfully completed her graduate degree in May 2012.

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