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Gregory Vecchi

Gregory Vecchi

Gregory Vecchi

FBI & Homeland Security Lecturer

FBI & Homeland Security

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Dr. Gregory M. Vecchi has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and he is a U.S. Army veteran.  He is the retired Chief of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit and career crisis negotiator and served as an instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. In these positions, he gained extensive experience assessing and interacting with violent offenders, which he incorporates into his research, training, and consultation activities at SafeDefend.

Dr. Vecchi has extensive experience in teaching and training. He is a Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Homeland Security, where he develops and teaches courses at the master’s and doctoral levels. Dr. Vecchi is the Principal at Vecchi Group International LLC, where he conducts advanced law enforcement training in threat assessment, crisis negotiation, firearms, and defensive tactics. He is also a court recognized expert witness in violence, law enforcement policy and procedures, interviewing and interrogation, and confirmation bias.


Lectures include:

My Experience as an FBI Hostage Negotiator

This lecture is about how hostage negotiation works and my own experience and cases.

My Time as an FBI Agent in Iraq

This lectures covers my experience as an FBI agent embedded with the military in Iraq. I cover the interview of Saddam Hussein and using investigative forensics to prevent planned attacks in the United States.

The Real Story Behind Waco: Conflict within the FBI

This lecture covers the behind the scenes reasons why the FBI failed to resolve the Branch Davidian conflict.

Understanding Active Shooters and How to Prevent Attacks

This lecture is based on my book, Fatal Grievances: Forecasting and Preventing Active Killer Threats in School, Campus, and Workplace Environments. It covers the threat of targeted violence, offender motivations and behavior from my personal experience, and threat assessment and violence prevention.

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