Derek started his career in law enforcement in 1990 by joining the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Since then he has had a very exciting career both as a cop and as an instructor. After serving his community on patrol for the better part of six years, he was promoted to the rank of detective and went to the homicide detail. During his tenure, he investigated approximately 200 murders, officer involved shootings, suspicious deaths and other special investigations including but not limited to political corruption cases.
During his tenure in the homicide bureau, he worked diligently to hone his skills as an interrogator, eventually becoming the department’s instructor for Interview and Interrogation. After a short time teaching the course, his reputation as a dynamic instructor generated a waiting list for his courses. Seeing the need for a more comprehensive homicide school for new detectives, Derek wrote and implemented California’s first ever 80-hour homicide school. Currently it is the only course of it’s kind in the United States.
!With the popularity of his course material and his presentation style, Derek started receiving out of area and out of state requests for his lectures. From that, his parent company Global Training Institute was formed. Within a short amount of time, he was traveling from coast to coast providing lectures in Interview and Interrogation, Homicide and Crime Scene Investigations, and Leadership & Assertive Supervision to local, state and federal agencies including the FBI and United States Secret Service.
Crime Writer’s Consultations
He was recently invited to speak at the California state conference for mystery writers sponsored by the MWA and SINC Los Angeles. From that 90 minute lecture, he was overwhelmed with requests to provide his lectures and seminar series specifically for crime writers. From that conference, Crime Writer’s Consultations was born. August, 2011 marked the inaugural Crime Writer’s Homicide School held in West Covina, California. The rest as we say, is history.
Sergeant Derek Pacifico is a dynamic, energetic, entertaining and knowledgeable lecturer and instructor who will bring you deep into the mysterious world of law enforcement.