Dave is a 27-year veteran of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, starting his career in October 1987. Dave rose through the ranks from entry-level trooper to the rank of Captain where he oversaw the Charlotte operational region.
In February of 2015, David retired from the NCSHP and began volunteering as a reserve police officer with the Bessemer City Police Department in North Carolina. David also transitioned from part-time to full-time faculty with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) having taught hundreds of courses and thousands of law enforcement leaders from around the world. Dave also serves as the Chief Leadership Officer for the CPLE International working across all levels of our leadership and ethics programs including co-founding the new DISC Behavioral Model Facilitator Certification program.
David has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 2013, Dave attended Session 252 of the FBI National Academy and was selected as the class spokesperson.
Michael is the President of Policing Excellence, LLC, where he serves as a consultant & trainer for excellence in the delivery of police services, leadership development, and community policing and engagement. Mike also is a founding member of the CPLE International and serves on our Board of Governors.
Michael served the law enforcement community for thirty-six years before retiring in 2015 as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Michael spent his last ten years in the FBI as an instructor of leadership at the prestigious FBI National Academy where he also served as a member of the adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia. He also served as a program manager for the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) and the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI). Prior to joining the FBI, Michael served for sixteen years as a police officer, to include six years as a Chief of Police for the West Boylston Police Department in Central Massachusetts.
Michael has been involved in law enforcement training throughout his entire career. He is a graduate of the 178th Session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Anna Maria College.
Gregory M. Vecchi, PhD
Dr. Vecchi retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime.
Dr. Vecchi is the former Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and served as an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator. Dr. Vecchi is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Missouri Western State University (MWSU) where he teaches topics in criminal justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also teaches police cadets at the MWSU Law Enforcement Academy.
Dr. Vecchi conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in firearms, use-of-force, business negotiation, hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, interview and interrogation, deception detection, conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, case analysis and investigations, threat and risk assessment, personal protection, and crisis management. Dr. Vecchi is published in many of these areas and travels around the world delivering consultation and training solutions.
Dr. Vecchi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Andrew Bringuel, II
A retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and veteran of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, Andrew's proven methods help students understand the bridge between human motivation, cognition, and behavior improving their leadership, productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, and relationships.
Andrew is a sought after lecturer and facilitator who has taught throughout the world, mixing academic theory with practical application in a challenging and fun learning environment. His evidence-based approach provides practical principles proven to influence and sway behavior.
Andrew established the Terrorism Research and Analysis Program in 2005, and the Behavioral Informatics Technology Studies program in 2012 producing two field tested analytic tools. He has taught over 8,500 FBI Agents and Analysts, over 3,000 domestic and international police, military, and Intel officers as well as over 1,000 private/public sector partners. Andrew is a highly sought after lecturer on topics including leadership, negotiations, conflict resolution, crisis management, counterterrorism, policing processes, and human motivation and cognition.
Irene is a Leadership Instructor and Team Lead at the Ontario Police College (OPC) in Ontario, Canada. Irene also is the Resilience and Wellness Training Coordinator possessing an international reputation as an expert in this field. As an ongoing gesture of the cooperation and friendship between American and Canadian law enforcement, the OPC has graciously allowed Irene to guest instruct in the North Star program in our October 2018 session.
Irene is passionate about training and education in the law enforcement community. While she has many interests and areas of expertise, she primarily focuses on issues related to effective leadership in policing organizations, particularly how leadership impacts the mental health, physical health, and overall well-being of those in the law enforcement community.
Irene is a former police officer of 15 years and a Leadership Fellow with the FBI Academy where she spent six months in residency teaching agents and law enforcement officers from around the world. As a police trainer in a variety of areas from Use of Force, Criminal Investigations, and Evidence to Leadership and Wellness, the CPLE International is extremely fortunate to have Irene on board for our October 2017 session.