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Joe Kennedy - Cold Case Expert - Homicide Investigator & Expert

"The bottom line is that Joe Kennedy did his job and then some in superb fashion . . . He has the ability to bridge the investigative, military, judicial, and civilian worlds in a seamless manner that facilitates everyone’s perspective. In twenty-one years I’ve come across a Joe Kennedy perhaps a time or two before –certainly no more often."

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Joe Kennedy is a living legend. If you’re looking for a cold case expert, you’ve found the best of the best. But don’t take it from him, because he’ll tell you he’s just another retired federal agent.


Joe is my dad, and I’m hijacking the About Joe section in an attempt to do justice to an overview of his accomplishments and acumen. I may be biased, but trust me, you can't make this stuff up. 


Joe devoted the first 28 years of his career to serving as a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. He often deployed for months at a time, and he was always "just going to catch the bad guys." It wasn't until years later that I realized catching the bad guys was only the tip of the iceberg.


Joe started the cold case unit of NCIS; and yes, he literally wrote the book on solving cold cases. He has traveled and worked in over 100 countries, and has dozens of awards and commendations. He earned the highest civilian award during his career, not once, but four times (that I know of). The few stories I've have managed to coax out of him include an undercover restaurant aquarium shootout; riding horseback into the mountains in the Middle East; and being flown back to the states from Japan to interrogate a serial killer. Fortunately, I never saw the side of him that interrogated serial killers, and most people who know him can't picture it either. He's a fun-loving, friendly guy; not the Liam Neeson type you might be envisioning. Joe has retired from NCIS, but he'll never retire from solving cases. He now consults on unsolved and pending legal cases, teaches homicide and leadership courses around the country, and leads a nonprofit that helps police offices with unsolved cases. 

Joe Kennedy - Cold Case Expert

Joe is passionate about two things: his family and solving cases.


When it comes to cold cases and criminal investigation, he’s seen it all, done it all, and learned from it all over the last 30 years.


If he can’t solve it, it will never be solved. 






"Kennedy expertly managed multiple high profile cases simultaneously, ensured they were conducted under the highest investigative standards and completed in a timely manner. Supervisory Special Agent Kennedy adroitly handled cases receiving national media coverage and ensured evidence was processed quickly[.]"

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