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Gene Deisinger, Ph.D.

Gene Deisinger is a licensed psychologist, a certified health service provider in psychology, and a certified peace officer. He currently serves as the associate director of public safety and deputy chief of police with the Iowa State University Police Division. Gene is responsible for assessing and managing threats against persons, managing and conducting criminal investigations, managing dignitary protection services, and providing crisis intervention & negotiation services for several central Iowa law enforcement agencies.

Gene was a founding member of the Iowa State University Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). This multi-disciplinary team serves as a pro-active planning group and coordinates institutional responses during crisis situations. Dr. Deisinger has served as the primary threat manager for CIRT since the team’s inception in 1994. He has provided consultation and training to numerous colleges and universities across the United States and been an invited presenter for several national organizations. Dr. Deisinger is co-author of the recently released Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams, a practical resource designed specifically for institutions of higher education.