Derrick Levasseur

Derrick Levasseur (born February 3, 1984), 32, is a police officer from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Derrick was hired as a police officer at the age of 20 and has been there for 12 years. During that time, he has worked in the Detective Division, investigating crimes, ranging from motor vehicle theft to murder. Derrick has also worked as an undercover Detective in the Special Investigations Unit, posing as a college student, a drug user, and a drug dealer, just to name a few. 

         At the age of twenty-three, Derrick was involved in a critical incident where he fatally shot a man who was attempting to stab him with a knife. He received the "Medal of Valor" for his actions, the highest honor an officer can receive. Instead of taking an early pension, he returned to work and has been promoted through the ranks where he now holds the title of Sergeant of the Patrol Division.

         Derrick was selected to compete on CBS's hit series, "Big Brother", where he was eventually crowned the winner after beating out fifteen other houseguests. Derrick is regarded as one of the greatest players to have ever played the game. He is the only player out of all past winners to have won the game without ever being nominated. He also currently holds the record for the highest total earnings ($575,000) of any houseguest in Big Brother History.

        Derrick was also worked as an investigation on Discovery ID's "Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence"

     In his new book, The Undercover Edge: Find Your Hidden Strengths, Learn to Adapt, and Build the Confidence to Win Life’s Game (Available January 9, 2018), Derrick shares his personal mindset regarding human behavior and motivation. He also provides tips on how readers can apply investigative tactics to adapt to their surroundings and succeed at work and home.

     The Undercover Edge outlines a series of tools designed to allow the reader to use adaptation and communication to accomplish their mission, including:

  • The power of observation and creating a profile

  • The effect of using silence to extract and evaluate information

  • The benefits of interpreting body language and developing your sixth sense

  • The importance of self-awareness and adjusting to your environment

  • The value of developing a personal ops plan

     Whether you are a college student looking to improve your interpersonal skills, a manager seeking a new strategy to motivate your staff, or just someone wanting to increase their social awareness, The Undercover Edge will help you build a solid foundation of confidence to become a stronger, more capable communicator in all areas of your life.                                                                                                         



"Derrick Levasseur first entered the world of crimefighting and now channels years on the street into his new "how-to" book on communicating more effectively, leading with confidence, and battling life's obstacles head-on! Incredible!"                        

 - Nancy Grace, TV personality and founder of

"Levasseur gives readers an incredibly insightful way to identify and achieve their goals in The Undercover Edge. Not only is his writing style engaging and illuminating, it is fundamentally practical and easy to understand. So easy, everyone can apply his ideas in their everyday lives or business ventures. When I read it, I was amazed at how Levasseur instinctively developed skills it took me decades to learn and hone as an FBI Profiler. The Undercover Edge is pure GENIUS!"                  

Jim Clemente, FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler

"Derrick Levasseur walks the reader through his law enforcement career and highlights tips and techniques that can be used by everyday people to gain new insights into social and business encounters. His conversational writing style makes the book easy to read and understand."                                                                                                                                      

Jack Schafer, PhD, author of The Like Switch

"For anyone who, like me, watched Derrick deftly maneuver his way to the grand prize on Big Brother and asked in amazement, 'How did he do that?!' -- This book is the answer. From visualization to knowing your target to developing your intuition, Derrick breaks down a clear, practical, effective strategy for achieving your own goals in life. As entertaining and clever as his Big Brother run, The Undercover Edge will inspire you, motivate you, and put you directly on the path to becoming the person you want to be."                                                                                                                                         

Mandy Hale, New York Times bestselling author of The Single Woman and Beautiful Uncertainty

"Derrick has demystified and unraveled life secrets of practiced professionals with pragmatic and effective strategies that underlie successful investigations, interviews, work success, and personal relationships. The Undercover Edge is a must-read for anyone who wants to fully live their life and maximize their unlocked potential."                                                            

Kris Mohandie, PhD; clinical, police, and forensic psychologist

"Derrick's adaptation of undercover techniques for business applications is innovative but practical. Whether you're an entry-level employee looking to build stronger relationships with clients and colleagues or a CEO seeking new ways to understand and communicate with your team, The Undercover Edge offers an approach that will assist you in leading more effectively and achieving your professional goals."                                                                                                                      

-Mark Moses, author of Make Big Happen and founding partner and CEO of Coaching International