The Academy Group, Inc. (AGI) is a privately owned forensic behavioral science firm. The company was founded by Dr. Roger L. Depue, former Chief of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. AGI's practitioners and associates, former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and United States Secret Service (USSS) Supervisory Special Agents, played a major role in the creation of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC).
AGI staff of former career law enforcement professionals use their combined 300 years of experience to assist Fortune 500 corporations, public institutions, individuals, and law enforcement agencies in solving many types of cases.
The profilers and agents of the AGI have extensive knowledge in criminal behavior, including threats, violent crime, stalking, kidnapping, harassment, workplace violence, premises liability, civil/criminal actions, hostage/terrorism situations, etc. The AGI expert's basis of work is understanding the behavior which motivates an individual to act in a deviant, threatening, and/or malicious way.
AGI practitioners are experts in a wide variety of areas, such as behavioral analysis, personality profiling, threat assessment, school place violence, cyber crime, violence in the workplace issues, termination strategies/planning, crisis contingency planning, physical security measures/surveys, hostage negotiation, hostage and street survival, violent crime analysis, and investigation. They provide expert training, testimony, consultation and research in these fields.
AGI was the model organization for the "Millennium Group" in Chris Carter's television series Millennium. Like the Academy, the Millennium Group is made up of former law enforcement officers who use their expertise to aide in criminal investigations. Members of the Academy were consultants during the show's first season, but distanced themselves when the show's second season explored the Millennium Group as more of a cult in its scope and behavior.