P.H.I. Mission Statement Bio CV
"Do it right the first time. You only
get one chance."
~ Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S.,
Book of Exodus, 20 of The Holy Bible
Oath of Practical Homicide Investigation®
investigation is a profound duty. As an officer entrusted
with such a duty,
it is incumbent upon you to develop an understanding
of the dynamics and
principles of professional homicide investigation.
Homicide Investigation suggests that "things be done
first time", and "knowledge is power". Knowledge which
has been enhanced
with experience, flexibility and common sense.
Practitioners must be
prepared to use tactics, procedures, and forensic
techniques in their
pursuit of the truth: and then follow the course of
events and the facts as
they are developed to their ultimate conclusion.
constitutes a heavy responsibility, and as
such, let no person deter you
from the truth and your own
personal commitment to see that justice is
done. Not only
for the deceased, but for the surviving family as well.
and remember; "We work for God."
Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.) Vernon
New York City Police Department
Commanding Officer, Bronx
Homicide Task Force
© Vernon J. Geberth, 1988
work for God."®