Jeff Thompson’s Biography

Jeff Thompson is a Conflict Specialist from New York City and is primarily employed as Detective in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau. Among his tasks include mediation and communication training and development both within the department and as a way to engage the public.
Jeff has designed programs embracing the diverse cultures within city as well as interfaith programs. His programs have received international attention and have been featured on NBC Nightly News, the BBC, and the covers of The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald among others.

Outside of his police role, Jeff mediates, consults, negotiates and gives public talks in regards to conflict and communication skills.
Jeff has spoken for various audiences in the United States and Australia. Jeff has been published in various publications in print and online. He is also a member of various conflict resolution associations including as a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Jeff can be contacted at mediator.jeff[at]


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