24-year retired veteran law enforcement officer from Southern California and East Tennessee, Derek is an authentic leader who has served not only as a homicide detective, but also as a patrol watch commander, and as Chief of Police. His real-world leadership has brought him national recognition during an award winning career spanning over two decades. He has trained and consulted for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the United States Secret Service, the US Marshalls Office and countless county and city law enforcement agencies. Although Chief Pacifico has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership, this course is not simply what learned in a book, but from being a real leader in life and death situations, fighting corruption in city politics, and completely overhauling entire organizations from substandard to high achieving!
His Leadership & Assertive Supervision, Interview & Interrogation, and Conflict Resolution courses have been wildly popular to all of the major Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Resorts including but not limited to Caesar's Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Grand, Paris, Hilton and countless others.
Additionally, as a private consultant for fiction writers, television and film writers, Derek has spoken to hundreds of screenwriters at CBS studios in Burbank, California, and entertained audiences of nationwide and international guests who have traveled from as far away as Australia and Europe just to hear him speak about his law enforcement career in his 2-day live-action, interactive seminar The Writers Homicide School.