Mr. Dalu began his law enforcement career at age 19 working as a Police Officer for a local Orange County Police Department in Southern California. He furthered his career working for the California Department of Corrections (CDC) assigned to a variety of specialized units within CDC, including an Emergency and Critical Response Team, Administrative Segregation, transportation of high profile and dangerous inmates, and dealing with prison gangs. Mr. Dalu interacted with Criminal Gang Activity Investigations orchestrated from within the prison yards to gangs located outside the correctional facilities.
After transferring to another local Police Department working as a Police Officer where he was assigned to Patrol and SWAT, Mr. Dalu subsequently retired due to an industrial injury occurring when appointed to the California Highway Patrol to further his career. Concurrent to Mr. Dalu’s law enforcement career, he worked for seven different private investigation and security firms throughout Southern California gaining and expanding his experience in the private sector.
Upon his retirement in 1999, Mr. Dalu established The Premier Group, a private investigation and security company as a sole proprietor. Two years into the business, he formed the corporation, Premier Group International (PGI), an Investigative & Security Corporation catering to the Insurance Industry, Law Firms, Corporations, and the Entertainment Industry. His experience working in the private sector during his law enforcement career consisted of conducting thousands of workers’ compensation investigations, fraud, domestic cases, performing background and asset searches, civil investigations, white collar investigations, theft cases, homicide investigations, identity theft, and missing persons. His combined experience working in both the law enforcement arena and the private sector for 31 years helped him to form PGI and its excellent reputation known throughout the industry.
Dr. Reid Meloy
Forensic Psychologist & Consultant
Dr. Meloy is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) and consults on criminal and civil cases throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has received a number of awards from various professional organizations.
Dr. Meloy has authored or co-authored over two hundred papers published in peer-reviewed psychiatric and psychological journals, and has authored, co-authored or edited eleven books. He has been conducting research and writing on personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, criminality, mental disorder, and targeted violence for the past twenty-five years. His first book, The Psychopathic Mind (Aronson, 1988), was an integration of the biological and psychodynamic understanding of psychopathy.
His co-edited book with Drs. Hoffmann and Sheridan, Stalking, Threatening and Attacking Public Figures (Oxford University Press, 2008), led to a commissioned study for the National Academy of Sciences on threats toward public figures published in 2011 (www.nap.edu). His most recent book is the International Handbook of Threat Assessment (Oxford University Press, 2014). Dr. Stephen White and he created the WAVR-21 (Specialized Training Services, 2007, 2010; www.wavr21.com), a scientifically based structured professional judgment instrument for targeted workplace violence assessment.
Dr. Meloy was a consultant to the counterintelligence division of the FBI for 13 years, and intermittently teaches at the Behavioral Analysis Units in Quantico. He is a member of the Fixated Research Group for the United Kingdom’s Home Office concerning threats to the Royal Family and British political figures, and is a consultant to Work Trauma Services, headquartered in San Francisco, and Team Psychology and Security in Darmstadt, Germany. He has been a technical consultant to the television program CSI since its inception in 2001.