VERNON J. GEBERTH MS, MPS, BBA
Lt. CMDR, RET, New York Police Department/Homicide
New York, USA
Vernon J. Geberth is a retired Lieutenant-Commander of the New York City Police Department with over 40 years of law enforcement experience. He retired as the Commanding Officer of the Bronx Homicide Task Force, which handled over 400 murder investigations a year. During his career he was a Detective, a Precinct Detective Squad Commander, Temporary Commander of the 7th Homicide Zone in the South Bronx and Commander of Bronx Homicide. He has personally investigated, supervised, assessed and consulted on over eight thousand death investigations. Commander Geberth has been the recipient of more than 60 awards for bravery and exceptional police work and is a member of the Honor Legion of the City of New York Police Department. Commander Geberth has a Masterís Degree of Professional Studies (MPS), Masterís of Science Degree in Psychology (MS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Geberth is a Charter member of the International Homicide Investigatorís Association and serves as a Certification Board Member for the United States Association of Professional Investigators, Washington, D.C. Commander Geberth has served on the New York State Governorís Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities and is a Charter member of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigatorís Association, a Charter member of the Washington Violent Crimes Investigatorís Association and a Life Member of the Indiana Homicide and Violent Crime Investigatorís Association.
Mr. Geberth has served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at both, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He was affiliated with the University of Delaware's Continuing Education Program as an Associate Professor and was a member of the Faculty of Northwestern University Traffic Institute as a Homicide Instructor. Commander Geberth also served as a Homicide Instructor for The New York City Housing Police, The New York City Transit and the Police Training Division of the New York Office of the FBI.
He has published extensively on topics relating to criminal investigation and forensic techniques and applied criminal psychology. All of his textbooks have received international acclaim; his published works are cited in numerous professional publications throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and are considered, by professionals in the field, fundamental prerequisites in conducting proficient death inquiries, and are utilized as a frame of reference when addressing the critical issues associated in the investigative process of sexual-related homicides.
He has appeared in numerous local, national and international television programs, answering questions on the subject of murder, and providing insight, analysis and commentary with respect to all aspects of homicide and death investigations. Geberth has been referenced as a media consultant on a myriad of national major cases across the United States and Canada. Commander Geberth is a nationally renowned lecturer, author, educator, consultant and expert witness on the subject of death investigations and has been a world-renowned homicide instructor for over 25 years across the United States and Canada.