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Dr. James McGee was the Director of Psychology and Director of Law Enforcement and Forensic Services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland until his retirement in 2001. He continues to consult with the hospital as an Honorary Staff member. He is Chief Psychologist of the Baltimore County Police Department and he directs the Critical Incident Response Program for the Maryland State Police.
Dr. McGee is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Basic and Advanced Hostage Negotiations Training Program and he has also received FBI training in threat assessment and profiling. He is a special consultant to the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group and portions of a UNABOMBER Profile he submitted to the FBI were used in search warrants related to that case.
Dr. McGee is a trained Executive Protection Specialist and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is a recipient of the 1997 Maryland Governor’s Award for Crime Prevention for his activities in hostage negotiations and crisis response. Dr. McGee’s recent publication of “The Classroom Avenger” profile related to school shooting incidents across the United States has drawn national recognition.
Dr. McGee is one of the Country’s leading sports psychologists and he has counseled world class amateur athletes including Gold Medal winners in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. For over 8 years he was the team psychologist for the Baltimore Orioles Professional Baseball Team and he was awarded a World Series ring for his special contribution to the Orioles last World Championship Season. He is the only psychologist to ever receive a World Series ring. After leaving the Orioles he became the team psychologist for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League, and the Capitals, along with Dr. McGee, then went on to win their first Division championship in the history of the franchise.
Prior to becoming a psychologist Dr. McGee, who is a licensed pilot, served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps. There he was trained as a paratrooper, scuba diver, demolition and special weapons expert and mountain operations specialist in Force Recon, an elite, deep-penetration reconnaissance and special operations unit.