BiographyDr. Rick D. Giovengo is an organizational psychologist with 28 years of law
enforcement experience as both a state law enforcement officer and a federal
agent. His specialized skills include undercover investigations, criminal
investigations, personnel development, leadership coaching, and training.
Dr. Giovengo designed the Covert Operator Selection School, which was
considered a premier undercover school in federal law enforcement training.
Dr. Giovengo was on the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation
Task Force during 2001–2002 and has more than 14 years of law enforcement
accreditation experience. He was an adjunct instructor for the Federal
Law Enforcement Leadership Institute from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Giovengo has
trained law enforcement officers in Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cambodia,
and South Africa. He proudly served as a platoon sergeant in the US Marine Corps.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Law Enforcement Training; Leadership; Curriculum Development; Forensic Interviewing; Undercover Opertations
I love to read and write in my spare time. I have an sincere interest in physical and mental fitness, especially yoga, meditation, swimming, and bicycling. I also love hiking and the great outdoors.