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Ed Deveau

Former Police Chief of the Watertown Police Department; Led the Search for the Boston Marathon Bomber

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Ed Deveau Biography

Ed Deveau is the former Police Chief of the Watertown Police Department who, on April 19, 2013, lead state police, federal agencies, and surrounding communities’ officers in the 20-hour search for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. His heroic leadership and the team he led following the suspenseful shoot-out are a model for our nation. As a dynamic keynote speaker, Deveau’s story has been heard across the country.

Born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts, Deveau began his career in law enforcement by attending the FBI National Academy Program Session. In 2014, he was appointed to the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council where he served for four years. He later joined the Watertown Police Department, serving as Police Chief for 14 of his 32 years on the force. Ranked one of the safest cities in state, the Watertown Police Department neither anticipated nor trained for the two-day manhunt that followed a seemingly minor carjack report. However, on the eve of his scheduled retirement, Ed Deveau was thrust into the national spotlight as he led a successful interagency takedown of a deadly terrorist in his hometown without losing a single officer.

Following the arrest, Chief Deveau postponed his retirement to see the trial though, expressing his commitment to the community by going to the federal court nearly every day of the bomber’s trial. As an integral part of the Boston bombing survivor community, Deveau continues to support and inspire those affected, even running the Boston Marathon for a fourth time in 2014 alongside eleven Watertown Police Officers.

Appearing on many television programs and national publications, including CNN, Dateline, 60 Minutes, CSNBC, Fox, and ABC, as well as being honored as the keynote speaker at the FBI National Conference and numerous universities, Deveau is a national symbol of influence and pride. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and courage, including those from the Middlesex Bar Association and the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award from the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board. In addition, he was honored as a special guest of Senator Edward J. Markey at President Obama’s State of the Union in 2014. In 2015, he returned to the White House with his officers to receive the Medal of Valor.

Today, Deveau serves as Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Data-Vis, a MIT-based software and tech company that works to improve law enforcement agencies. An expert storyteller with vivid first-hand experiences, Deveau never gets tired of sharing his story of leadership and courage in a time or national crisis.

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership/Team Work

    When faced with a terrorist attack that put the lives of his officers and Watertown residents on the line, Ed Deveau took leadership during a civil crisis to successfully carry out a mission he was never trained for. Despite his essential role in the manhunt, Deveau insists the capture was a team effort, saying “all law enforcement worked together in just an incredible way… There was no one that had any bigger voice than the person sitting beside him.” Even though none of the responding officers were killed, he admits there were flaws to his approach and has since extensively investigated the actions taken during the emergency to improve law enforcement response in the future. From this, he has learned how to better organize and lead teams to be as effective as possible in any situation. Deveau continues to support his community and victims of the tragedy.

  • Boston Strong

    With firsthand experience and compelling detail, Ed Deveau captures audiences with his amazing story that finds hope and resilience in one of the nation's greatest tragedies. Inspiring strength and uplifting listeners, Deveau speaks on the importance of community and the valuable lessons he learned while the world was watching.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ed Deveau for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ed Deveau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ed Deveau or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ed Deveau?

    Booking fees for Ed Deveau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ed Deveau, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ed Deveau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ed Deveau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ed Deveau for your next private or corporate function.
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Former Police Chief of the Watertown Police Department; Led the Search for the Boston Marathon Bomber

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Ed Deveau Biography

Ed Deveau is the former Police Chief of the Watertown Police Department who, on April 19, 2013, lead state police, federal agencies, and surrounding communities’ officers in the 20-hour search for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. His heroic leadership and the team he led following the suspenseful shoot-out are a model for our nation. As a dynamic keynote speaker, Deveau’s story has been heard across the country.

Born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts, Deveau began his career in law enforcement by attending the FBI National Academy Program Session. In 2014, he was appointed to the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council where he served for four years. He later joined the Watertown Police Department, serving as Police Chief for 14 of his 32 years on the force. Ranked one of the safest cities in state, the Watertown Police Department neither anticipated nor trained for the two-day manhunt that followed a seemingly minor carjack report. However, on the eve of his scheduled retirement, Ed Deveau was thrust into the national spotlight as he led a successful interagency takedown of a deadly terrorist in his hometown without losing a single officer.

Following the arrest, Chief Deveau postponed his retirement to see the trial though, expressing his commitment to the community by going to the federal court nearly every day of the bomber’s trial. As an integral part of the Boston bombing survivor community, Deveau continues to support and inspire those affected, even running the Boston Marathon for a fourth time in 2014 alongside eleven Watertown Police Officers.

Appearing on many television programs and national publications, including CNN, Dateline, 60 Minutes, CSNBC, Fox, and ABC, as well as being honored as the keynote speaker at the FBI National Conference and numerous universities, Deveau is a national symbol of influence and pride. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and courage, including those from the Middlesex Bar Association and the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award from the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board. In addition, he was honored as a special guest of Senator Edward J. Markey at President Obama’s State of the Union in 2014. In 2015, he returned to the White House with his officers to receive the Medal of Valor.

Today, Deveau serves as Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for Data-Vis, a MIT-based software and tech company that works to improve law enforcement agencies. An expert storyteller with vivid first-hand experiences, Deveau never gets tired of sharing his story of leadership and courage in a time or national crisis.

Ed Deveau Speaking Topics

  • Leadership/Team Work

    When faced with a terrorist attack that put the lives of his officers and Watertown residents on the line, Ed Deveau took leadership during a civil crisis to successfully carry out a mission he was never trained for. Despite his essential role in the manhunt, Deveau insists the capture was a team effort, saying “all law enforcement worked together in just an incredible way… There was no one that had any bigger voice than the person sitting beside him.” Even though none of the responding officers were killed, he admits there were flaws to his approach and has since extensively investigated the actions taken during the emergency to improve law enforcement response in the future. From this, he has learned how to better organize and lead teams to be as effective as possible in any situation. Deveau continues to support his community and victims of the tragedy.

  • Boston Strong

    With firsthand experience and compelling detail, Ed Deveau captures audiences with his amazing story that finds hope and resilience in one of the nation's greatest tragedies. Inspiring strength and uplifting listeners, Deveau speaks on the importance of community and the valuable lessons he learned while the world was watching.

FAQs on booking Ed Deveau

  • How to book Ed Deveau?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ed Deveau for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ed Deveau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ed Deveau or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ed Deveau?

    Booking fees for Ed Deveau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ed Deveau, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ed Deveau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ed Deveau for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ed Deveau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ed Deveau or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ed Deveau or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ed Deveau is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership/Team Work and Boston Strong. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ed Deveau for your event is available upon request. Ed Deveau generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hilary Krane, Ty Smith, Rob Roy, Joseph W. Pfeifer and Michael Glover. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ed Deveau for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ed Deveau Speaking Topics

  • Leadership/Team Work

    When faced with a terrorist attack that put the lives of his officers and Watertown residents on the line, Ed Deveau took leadership during a civil crisis to successfully carry out a mission he was never trained for. Despite his essential role in the manhunt, Deveau insists the capture was a team effort, saying “all law enforcement worked together in just an incredible way… There was no one that had any bigger voice than the person sitting beside him.” Even though none of the responding officers were killed, he admits there were flaws to his approach and has since extensively investigated the actions taken during the emergency to improve law enforcement response in the future. From this, he has learned how to better organize and lead teams to be as effective as possible in any situation. Deveau continues to support his community and victims of the tragedy.

  • Boston Strong

    With firsthand experience and compelling detail, Ed Deveau captures audiences with his amazing story that finds hope and resilience in one of the nation's greatest tragedies. Inspiring strength and uplifting listeners, Deveau speaks on the importance of community and the valuable lessons he learned while the world was watching.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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