Tom Veivia, Principal
Tom Veivia is the Principal of 302 Consulting Group, LLC, a Crisis Management and Behavioral Threat Consultancy in Hamden, Connecticut. He is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and is a Certified Threat Manager. Tom retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Stafford, Virginia after a 26-year law enforcement career and most recently served as the Crisis Management Leader and Threat Assessment Manager for Synchrony Financial headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
During his service with the FBI Tom served in a variety of positions. He was the New Haven, Connecticut Office’s Crisis Management Coordinator where he planned, coordinated and managed the FBI’s response to major events in the state of Connecticut.
Prior to his promotion to the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in Stafford, Virginia he served as the BAU Coordinator for the New Haven office where he coordinated the response of BAU investigative resources to criminal investigations and threats posed by persons of concern who may be on the pathway to violence. Additionally, he provided training and instruction in the identification, assessment and management of individuals that posed threats of violence.
Tom utilized his tactical, crisis management and BAU knowledge and experience to script and conduct a variety of active shooter table top and full-scale, multi-agency exercises across the state of Connecticut.
He was an 11-year member of the FBI’s Northeast Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team and served as the team leader having deployed nationwide to provide operational support and instruction for kidnapping and missing child investigations.
Tom was an 18-year member of the FBI SWAT Team in New Haven, Connecticut and was the Senior Team Leader for the FBI’s response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in December of 2012. He was also involved in an FBI led study of the Hartford Distributor’s workplace shooting that occurred on August 3, 2010 in Manchester, Connecticut.
He has travelled nationally to provide instruction and training to law enforcement and civilian organizations in the area of active shooter prevention and response planning, crisis management/critical incident response planning, major case management and kidnapping investigations. In conjunction with an FBI colleague, Tom developed a first responder trauma awareness and wellness presentation that he has conducted nationally.
Tom is a certified Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) instructor and is a TSA certified and approved Armed Security Officer (ASO) for flights into Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the FBI, Tom served five years with the New York State Police.
Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2017 he established the 302 Consulting Group, LLC in Hamden, Connecticut where he continues to leverage his government and corporate experience to prepare private and public sector clients for a variety of critical incidents and to insure they are prepared to meet the challenges of a crisis.