Jeff Thompson's Biography

Jeff Thompson is a certified international mediator and New York City Police Department (NYPD) detective.   Jeff is currently the recipient of the Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Graduate Scholarship and is conducting research on crisis and hostage negotiation as a Research Fellow at Columbia University Law School.

His law enforcement work includes being a communication and conflict specialist, engaging in interfaith dialogue, developing and implementing community engagement programs, social media initiatives and designing training workshops.
Jeff is also currently a PhD candidate researching nonverbal communication and mediation at Griffith University Law School. He received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Creighton University School of Law.

He has presented and trained on the topic of crisis and hostage negotiation, conflict, mediation, communication and nonverbal communication internationally for a variety of audiences including police personnel, government officials, judges, attorneys, physicians, sales people, business professionals, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Jeff is on the board of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Greater New York Chapter, he volunteers with the New York Peace Institute, and is also a member of professional and academic organizations such as Mediators Beyond Borders, the International Mediation Institute, and the National Communication Association.

Jeff can be contacted at mediator.jeff[at]


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