Thomas M. Ceccarelli is a retired FBI Special Agent with more than 23 years of service.  An inherent tenacity for investigations was realized in the initial stages of an outstanding law enforcement career spanning over 33 years, combining 10 years in municipal policing with his service as a Special Agent of the FBI. Mr. Ceccarelli received his degree in Criminal Justice, at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

As a police officer, Mr.Ceccarelli became a member of the department’s Crime Scene Processing Unit (CSPU) as collateral duty to his patrol responsibilities. Having recognized his initiative and a knack for investigations, the department leadership assigned him to the Detective Bureau, where he utilized innovative techniques as a major crimes investigator. During this career phase, he was promoted twice, immediately upon eligibility, and upon promotion to Sergeant was designated as a patrol supervisor, and collaterally assigned as Officer in Charge of the Department’s CSPU. In conjunction with these duties, he became a State of Maryland certified training instructor, for the police department. He was acknowledged by the Chief of Police as having performed his duties in an exemplary manner, was a model police officer with high moral standards and personal integrity.

Mr. Ceccarelli received his appointment as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 1983. Initial assignments in Baltimore and Omaha Divisions were followed by over 20 years working in the FBI’s “Flagship Office” in New York City. He assumed leadership roles in multiple FBI investigative programs including National Security, Counterterrorism, Special Operations, and Security Management. Mr. Ceccarelli was recognized by FBI Leadership for his ability to initiate and manage complex investigative operations, for his diligent work ethic and vigilance to do things the right way.

Post retirement, he has worked as a consultant involved in the implementation of strategic management concepts for investigative programs of federal law enforcement agencies. Under these contracts, he has traveled to many US cities to conduct Field Division reviews of the agency’s investigative programs. The evaluation criteria is developed from extensive interviews of the agencies’ executive and operational management personnel, strategic partners from other government agencies and security personnel with major corporations involved with government contracts. These endeavors enhanced and maintained his proficiency in interviewing techniques. Many of these “outside” contacts have been developed to enhance C3i’s national service available to its clients.