THE TEAM

Break Investigative Group was created after 'Breaking Homicide' premiered on Investigation Discovery and received praise from both experts in the field and viewers who tuned in to watch. The show followed Derrick Levasseur and his partner, Dr. Kris Mohandie, a forensic psychologist, as they traveled the nation meeting with families and friends who had lost a loved one and were looking for answers. Levasseur and Mohandie re-investigated these cases using science, technology, and outside experts to develop their own findings, providing closure for the people affected and answers to the agencies in-charge of the investigation.

After the show aired, Levasseur received thousands of requests from people all over the country who were looking for help. Executives, lawyers, insurance adjusters, private citizens - these individuals wanted to know how they could hire experienced, trustworthy investigators to perform a variety of services within their industries. Because of those inquiries, Levasseur established a team of colleagues that have experience in the investigative field and specific skill sets that will benefit unique cases. 

With Levasseur leading the team with his unconventional, but effective approach, and investigators who specialize in the areas of law, surveillance, undercover operations, interviews and interrogations, accident reconstruction, handwriting analysis, forensic psychology, financial crimes, cyber crimes, crime scene processing, fingerprint analysis, blood spatter recognition, use of force, threat assessment, and personal or home security, Break is built to handle any case.


Derrick giving a speech after receiving the 2017 American Red Cross "Hero Award."

Derrick giving a speech after receiving the 2017 American Red Cross "Hero Award."

DERRICK LEVASSEUR                                                                                                                      FOUNDER/CEO

       Derrick Levasseur is a decorated police sergeant from Central Falls, Rhode Island. Hired at only twenty years old, he was one of the youngest officers in the department’s history and worked in both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. He was later assigned to the Special Investigations Unit as an undercover detective, where he had the opportunity to work with the ATF, DEA, FBI, and US Secret Service, resulting in numerous arrests and seizures. In addition to his experience in the field, he has advanced training in crime scene analysis, interview and interrogation techniques, and undercover operations.     

       Throughout the course of his career, Derrick has received multiple awards, including letters of recognition, unit citations, commendations, and the Medal of Valor, which is the highest honor a sworn officer can receive. In 2017, he was the recipient of the American Red Cross “Hero Award” after saving seven people from a burning building.

       In addition to his advanced investigative training, Derrick has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business management.

       Derrick starred in the Investigation Discovery hit docu-series, ‘Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence’ and his new show, ‘Breaking Homicide’, which he also produced, is now airing on Investigative Discovery. Derrick and his partner, Dr. Kris Mohandie, travel the country, investigating unsolved cases.

       Derrick’s new book, The Undercover Edge, was published in January of 2018 and was featured on CBS’s, The Talk. The book reached #1 in New Releases in only 5 days on Amazon and is currently sold in bookstores nationwide. He traveled the country on a national book tour, speaking to thousands of people about his unconventional but effective approach to achieving success in all facets of their lives.