Tonya Rider Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Career, Cold Justice, Net Worth

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Tonya Rider Biography

This is what you need to know about Tonya Rider, an American detective and TV personality who is best known as a cast member of the reality show, Cold Justice.

Tonya Rider Age

Rider is yet to reveal her date and year of birth. Her age is, therefore, still unknown.

Tonya Rider Husband

Rider is married to Waylond Rider. Her husband is a retired City of Toledo Police Lieutenant of the Investigative Services Bureau. He now works as a realtor for Danberry Company in Temperance.

Tonya Rider Net Worth

Rider has an approximate net worth that ranges between $100-$1K U.S dollars.

Tonya Rider Height

Her height measurements are unavailable.

Tonya Rider Career

Rider’s career as a detective City of Toledo Police Detective in the Special Victims Unit spins for over 2o years. Before she retired, Rider served as an Employee Assistance Officer responding to and assisting in situations related to officer-involved shootings, line-of-duty deaths, critical incident support, substance abuse concerns, and relationship issue support.

In 2009, she began working as a Sexual Assault Investigation Consultant for the State of Ohio Attorney General. It is a position that needed her expertise in child and adult sexual exploitation investigations and internet safety.

After retiring from the police department in April 2016, she went on to work as an instructor of Forensic Investigations at Bowling Green State University.

“Forensics is very popular and applicable to any form of criminal justice. I share with my students the important ways it can assist with investigations,” Rider says.

In the course of her career, Rider received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work on a high profile cold case homicide investigation. The case she was awarded for, involved the murder of a Catholic nun by Father Gerald Robinson, who was convicted of killing her in 2006.

Tonya Rider Cold Justice

Rider is now cast as a detective on the reality TV show, Cold Justice. She examines real-life cold cases with veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler.

“What has brought me the most joy is working with so many talented professionals in the criminal justice field. Sometimes, it just takes a fresh set of eyes to solve a cold case,” She says.

“So often, when working a case so closely, it’s hard to think outside the box. Being able to assist these amazing professionals who work so hard and care so much is so rewarding.”

Cold Justice Cast