Isabella Maldonado is a retired police captain. Her last position was Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics. During her long career, she served as a hostage negotiator, spokesperson, and precinct commander among many assignments. She was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award and a Lifesaving Award, and was selected to attend executive management training at the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico. Maldonado is a past president of the Phoenix Metro chapter of Sisters In Crime, and currently sits on the board. She lives in Mesa, Arizona.