Enter our ACS Sweepstakes to win autographed basketball shoes & support a great cause! Click here!

Steven David Lampley

Speaking to standing room only audiences, Steven's keynote program, How to Detect Lies & Deception, is an in-demand session and has been covered by The New York Times and The Telegraph (London, England).


Steven David Lampley is a former twenty-one year career police officer and undercover SVU detective. Some of the high-profile cases of which he was part have been seen on such television shows as Unusual Suspects on Investigation Discovery channel, New Detectives on Discovery channel, Murder in the Afternoon on TruTV, and America’s Most Wanted on FOX as well as in print media The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The Tuscaloosa Times. Steven is the only police officer in history to negotiate with a serial killer and convince him to voluntarily walk into the police department for arrest.


Retired now, Steven is an in-demand speaker with standing room only audiences with his keynote and training program, How to Detect Lies & Deception previously covered by The New York Times and The Telegraph in London, England.


In this game-changing program for corporations, he discusses the intricate indicators of lies and deception covering the physical, verbal, and combination indicators as well as the necessary detailed assessment techniques required to analyze what is observed. This program has been presented to law enforcement, probation officers, television investigators, authors, corporate executives, and a host of other professionals including the Institute of Forensic Science (India).


Steven is a writer for Psychology Today in the areas of Law, Crime, and Deception and a bestselling author of true crime and forensic psychology with his books, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, Outside Your Door, and How to Catch a Liar. He is a contributor to Law Enforcement Today and Death Investigator Magazine and a regular guest on Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on FOX Nation and Sirius Radio.

Book An Experience With Steven David Lampley

Steven David Lampley Reviews

Nancy Grace

Review: "Steven has all this forensic knowledge and he can take that information and explain it in a way anybody can understand!"

Gemma Hoskins, Netflix's, "The Keepers"

Review: "I specifically attended his session of that I could return to interviews featured in the Netflix docuseries, "The Keepers."

Blaine Lee Pardoe, NYT Bestselling Author

Review: "Holy crudstunk, that was useful! This is the kind of information that applies in every aspect of your life, be it personal or professional."

William T. Gaut, PhD, Deputy Chief (RET), Homicide Division

Review: "His skills place him in the "cream of the crop" category."

Red Seat Ventures, NYC

Review: "You were awesome and the crowd loved you!"

Beth Smith Fink

Review: "It was standing room only. We were sitting on the floor in the very back. Great session!"

Steven Porter, Educator

Review: "Check him out. Great mind."

New York Times

Review: "How to Catch a Liar, run by an ex-detective [Steven David Lampley], drew almost a thousand people in a standing-room-only ballroom, significantly larger than the organizers had anticipated."

Mary Shirley, Attendee

Review: "One of the best events of the weekend!"