Retired FBI Special Agent Barbara Daly

Retired FBI Special Agent Barbara Daly, photo courtesy of the USA Network.

Retired FBI Special Agent Barbara Daly visits with Karen and Sabah to detail the elements of a stalking crime, advice on how to get help, and to tell the story of one of her more notable cases.

Barbara Daly is the Director of Training and Technology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.  She retired in April 2019 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where she served for over 30 years, spending the majority of her career as a Special Agent in the New York Field Office.  Prior to her retirement, she was one of the Crisis Management Coordinators for the FBI’s New York Office and as such, coordinated the FBI’s response to both large-scale planned events, such as the UN General Assembly and the US Open, as well as mass casualty and emergency events, such as the Tribeca Truck attack and the Port Authority subway bombing in 2017.  From 2008 to 2017, she supervised the joint FBI/NYPD Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF), the first task force of its kind, originally formed in 1979 to combat a significant rise in armed and violent bank robberies throughout New York City.  As such, she was responsible for managing a wide variety of violent crime investigations, to include armed bank robberies, kidnappings, home invasions, fugitives, commercial robberies, threats, extortions and stalking.  For over a decade, Barbara also served as the FBI New York’s primary Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) Coordinator - the liaison between local, state and federal law enforcement entities and the FBI’s five Behavioral Analysis Units, as well as for the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program database (VICAP).  Barbara was involved with the FBI’s Active Shooter program from 2007 to 2019 and regularly speaks on the topic of identifying, assessing and managing emerging threats and targeted attacks.  Barbara has a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from New York University.  She is also a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).