Lance Burdett

Lance Burdett

With 22 years of policing experience at the highest level, Lance has expertise in responding to emergencies and communicating in challenging situations. He specialised in suicide intervention and on predicting violent behaviour in his 13 years as a crisis negotiator and instructor for the NZ Police.


Lance has a Master of Arts Degree, majoring in Terrorism, Safety and Security. He has a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, a Diploma in Policing and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management.


Lance published the bestselling book Behind the Tape, Life on the Police Frontline detailing highlights of his police career. He makes regular media guest appearances discussing police topics and provides inspirational keynote presentations.

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