Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was later assigned to the Special Investigations Unit as an undercover detective, where he had the opportunity to work with the ATF, DEA, FBI, and US Secret Service, resulting in numerous arrests and seizures. In addition to his experience in the field, he has advanced training in crime scene analysis, interview and interrogation techniques, and undercover operations.
Throughout the course of his career, Derrick has received multiple awards, including letters of recognition, unit citations, commendations, and the Medal of Valor, which is the highest honor a sworn officer can receive. In 2017, he was the recipient of the American Red Cross “Hero Award” after saving seven people from a burning building.
In addition to his advanced investigative training, Derrick has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business management.
Through his life experiences, both personal and professional, Derrick has developed an innovative approach to building stronger relationships and achieving personal goals. He used that same approach on the CBS hit series, Big Brother, and is now regarded as one of the greatest to have ever played the game.
Derrick currently stars in and produces the hit show, ‘Breaking Homicide’, on Discovery ID, which involves Derrick working with law-enforcement and the victim’s families on their unsolved cases. He is also the CEO of “Break Investigative Group”— A successful private investigation and consulting firm located in Rhode Island.
His first book, The Undercover Edge, was published in January of 2018 and was featured on CBS’s, The Talk. The book reached #1 in New Releases in only 5 days on Amazon and is currently sold in bookstores nationwide. He traveled the country on a national book tour, speaking to thousands of people about his unconventional but effective approach to achieving success in all facets of their lives.