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Greg M. Vecchi, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Justice and Human Services
vecchi@nova.edu

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Professional Interests

Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D. was assigned to the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) in January 2006. Dr. Vecchi began his service with the FBI in Miami, Florida, in 1996, where he worked a variety
of organized crime and drug matters, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Vecchi became an auxiliary negotiator 1998 and was formally certified by the FBI in 2002 and later by the London Metropolitan Police Department in 2005. In his capacity as a field negotiator, Dr. Vecchi responded to numerous warrant and barricade situations; comanaged the Miami Crisis Negotiation Team; and trained local, state, and federal law enforcement officers on a variety of crisis management and negotiation topics. In 2003, Dr. Vecchi was promoted and transferred to the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), where he was assigned to the Rapid Deployment/Logistics Unit (RDLU) and subsequently to the Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) as a program manager.

During his time at RDLU, Dr. Vecchi deployed to Iraq in support of counterterrorism operations and while assigned to CNU, he responded to and conducted research on international kidnapping
situations. Prior to joining the FBI, Dr. Vecchi was a special agent/criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of Justice – Office of the Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Agriculture – OIG, and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division. Dr. Vecchi has conducted extensive research and is published in the area of conflict and crisis management and communication; and he teaches, trains, and consults executive law enforcement officers on the topic.

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