Chief Derek Pacifico

Chief of Police

Chief of Police for the Harriman Police Department and former 22-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Chief Pacifico spent nearly a third of his career in a Southern California Homicide Division, working nearly 200 murders, officer involved shootings and other suspicious deaths. He has consulted with local, state and federal officers, delivering his interrogation training to the United States Secret Services, US Marshals and countless police and sheriff's agencies across the country.

Aside from being the Chief of Police of the Harriman Police Department in East Tennessee, he is also a consultant with novelists, screenwriters and filmmakers delivering his highly acclaimed "Writers Homicide School" a two-day lecture that has drawn audiences from Australia, Finland and from writers across the country.

He is now a University of Tennessee instructor, providing his non-credit fictional writing courses at the UTK conference center in beautiful downtown Knoxville. 

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