Peter V. DIVasto, Ph.D.
License:   411   

Practice limited to issues regarding public safety personnel and agencies

Southwest New Mexico

Peter V. DIVasto, Ph.D.
102 Packer Road N.E.
Berrenda Creek Ranch
Deming, NM 88030


I am a police psychologist of 30 years experience, including 27 as a reserve deputy sheriff. I have expertise in the areas of psychological evauation of public sfaety personnel, hostage negotiations, teaching and psychotherapy. I have beeen involved in over 400 hostage/barricade incidents and was the first mental health professional to attend the Hostage Negotiations Course of the London Metropolitan Police. I am available as an expert witness in this area.

I conduct evaluations of police fire and corrections personnel, both pre-hire and fitness for duty. I conduct psychotherapy with public safety personnel, as well as teach in the in-service and pre-service academies of several agencies.

Areas of Expertise
as above

Office Information:

I work at the request of agencies and do not have private office hours. Fees are determined by agency contract.