Shekinia is a Lieutenant and the Commander of the Office of Professional Standards at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Georgia. She also serves as the department’s Legal Liaison. Shekinia is responsible for the Background & Recruiting Unit and the Polygraph Unit. Shekinia began her career at MARTA in 2002 and has served in the following capacities: Bicycle Officer, Hiring Board Panelist, Sergeant, Hostage Negotiator, and at times, serves as the Deputy Chief of Police Administration. Shekinia teaches in the Citizen’s Police Academy and has taught numerous in-service classes.
Shekinia received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and her Master of Science in Public Administration from Columbus State University.
Shekinia joined the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association in 2007 and was elected Recording Secretary in August 2016.