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<strong>Victor Bazan</strong>
Victor BazanVice President of Public Investigation (also Bylaws Chairman)
Victor Bazan retired from the FBI on January 3, 2007, after almost thirty years of active duty.
He entered on duty with the FBI in 1979. His first office of assignment was the San Antonio Division where he was assigned to the Laredo Resident Agency (RA); a one-man office at that time. In 1980, he transferred to the Los Angeles Division where he was known as Mr. Copyright, having been assigned to working copyright matters in the movie and music industry. Later, he was assigned to work drug matters and Racketeering Enterprise Investigations. In 1988, he transferred to the Brownsville, Texas RA where he was assigned drug investigations and later transferred to the Austin RA where he served as the San Antonio Division’s Criminal Intelligence Supervisor and FBI liaison to the Texas Department of Public Safety and a member of the Post Seizure Analysis Team. He was assigned to the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force where he was the San Antonio Division’s Correctional Intelligence Initiative Coordinator and created and oversaw the Prisoner Debriefing Initiative until he retired.
Bazan was the FBI San Antonio Division’s Crisis Negotiations Coordinator and was a member of the FBI’s Critical Incident Negotiation Team (CINT). He has been deployed overseas as an advisor in kidnapping of American citizens cases under the FBI’s International Terrorism/Hostage Taking Program. He was a Coordinator for the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NCAVC) and was on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators (TAHN) for eighteen years.. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Negotiation Associations. Bazan participated as a police instructor overseas at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Budapest, Hungary and Panama City, Panama where he taught Enterprise Theory, Human Intelligence Matters, Organized Crime and Hostage/Crisis Negotiations. He graduated from Her Majesty’s National Hostage Negotiation Course at Scotland Yard’s Peel Center, Hendon, England, in 2002.
Bazan attended the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Anthropology and Archaeology in addition to obtaining a State of Texas teaching certificate. He was a Speech Therapist II at the Austin State School prior to teaching at the elementary school level in both private and public schools in San Antonio, Texas. He was an elementary school principal for two years. He obtained his Masters degree in Social Rehabilitation and Social Services from the Institute of Contemporary Corrections at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He spent two years as an adult probation officer with the Bexar County Adult Probation office, San Antonio, Texas prior to attending the University of Texas School of Law and his appointment to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Upon his retirement, Bazan started TPI International, Inc. (Third Party Intermediary) that specializes in the repatriation of kidnap victims with their loved ones and contracts with several Risk companies that provide Kidnap and Ransom Insurance. He continues to teach Crisis Negotiations for the Department of Justice throughout the world as well as for the United States Department of State and the Department of Defense. Bazan has responded to kidnap for ransom hostage negotiations cases recently in Pakistan, Iraq, Mexico and Venezuela. He also has experience in Saudii Arabia, Haiti, Colombia, and Bangladesh. Bazan is a fluent Spanish speaker (Level 5), Italian (Level 3), and Arabic (Level 2+). Creole and Farsi not tested yet.