Michael rose through the ranks of the FBI reaching the level of Special Agent in Charge, commanding 250 FBI Agents throughout three states. While in the FBI, his most notable case, the Red Lake High School Massacre investigation, thrust him into the global eye and drew praise for his live news broadcast.Michael is called upon as a media crime and security analyst having appeared on CNN, HLN, Huffington Post Live, Al Jazeera, WCBS Radio, Sirius Radio and interviewed by the New York Times. As a security expert and author of three books, Michael is a sought-after speaker for corporate events, speaking on a variety of security related topics.
Born and raised in New York City, Michael graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the FBI, Michael was a police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia working on patrol and in plain clothes/anti-crime. He became the department’s first hostage negotiator due to his ability to communicate clearly and convincingly. From overcoming fears to crisis management and leadership, Michael brings energy and keen insight to your next meeting, conference, or convention.
Michael has a Crime and Security Blog, and he can be followed on Twitter @MichaelTabman